August health code inspections: 7 found out of compliance in Douglas County

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Seven organizations in Douglas County failed state health code inspections in August.

Each month, I take a look at inspection results and list every place either listed out of compliance or with 10 or more code violations. Full reports are available online at agriculture.ks.gov.

There, you can find details about specific violations, which can vary. Noncritical citations include unlabeled products, improperly stored cleaning materials, minor plumbing issues and more. Critical violations include cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods, insect and rodent issues, unclean food preparation areas and more.

Some violations may be corrected during the inspection, while others take longer to fix and require follow-up inspections.

All businesses, even those listed out of compliance, met the basic requirements to safely remain open, unless otherwise noted.

With this regular report, I try to provide basic information about food inspections in Douglas County. But because of the sheer volume of inspections, it’s difficult to offer detailed information about each establishment.

Here are Douglas County inspection results for August:

• Pyramid Pizza, 1029 Massachusetts St., last had a routine inspection on Aug. 27 and 13 violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Ramen Bowls, 918 Massachusetts St., last had a routine inspection on Aug. 26 and nine violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, 604 Fifth St., Baldwin City, last had a routine inspection on Aug. 22 and nine violations were found. The fraternity is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St., last had a routine inspection on Aug. 22 and 22 violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Halcyon House, 1000 Ohio St., last had a routine inspection on Aug. 20 and eight violations were found. The bed and breakfast is currently listed as out of compliance.

• F-Mart, 530 Colorado St., last had a follow-up inspection on Aug. 13 and five violations were found. The grocery store is currently listed as out of compliance.

• The Burger Stand, 803 Massachusetts St., last had a follow-up inspection on Aug. 8 and two violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.

Six organizations that were found out of compliance in July are now back in compliance:

• Sonic Drive-In, 1420 Church St., Eudora, last had an inspection because of a complaint on Aug. 19 and one violation was found. The restaurant is currently listed as in compliance.

• Pepper Jax Grill, 919 Massachusetts St., last had a follow-up inspection on Aug. 5 and two violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as in compliance.

• Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, 1035 Massachusetts St., last had a follow-up inspection on Aug. 1 and three violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as in compliance.

• The Merc Co-op, 901 Iowa St., last had a follow-up inspection on Aug. 5 and no violations were found. The grocery store is currently listed as in compliance.

• Munchers Bakery, 925 Iowa St., last had a follow-up inspection on Aug. 8 and no violations were found. The bakery is currently listed as in compliance.

• The Levee Cafe, 239 Elm St., last had a follow-up inspection on Aug. 16 and two violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as in compliance.

Several organizations that were found out of compliance in July have not yet had follow-up inspections: Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant, 821 Iowa St.; Mi Ranchito, 707 W. 23rd St.; McClain’s Market, 1420 Crescent Road; Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant, 815 New Hampshire St.; India Palace, 129 E. 10th St.; John Brown Underground/Wake the Dead, 7 E. Seventh St.; and Charritos Plaza, 202 E. 10th St., Eudora. All seven organizations are currently listed as out of compliance.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 1115 Massachusetts St., which was found out of compliance in March, and Milton’s Cafe, 901 New Hampshire St., which was found out of compliance in April, have not yet had follow-up inspections. Both are currently listed as out of compliance.

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