The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued administrative orders assessing civil penalties, notices of intent to suspend facility licenses, and emergency suspension orders for several food service establishments for violations of the Kansas Food Code or for operating without a license. Letters were mailed on the days indicated to the following establishments:
Civil Penalty (fine):
· August 9 - Olive Tree Bistro/Chelsea’s B & G, 2949 N. Rock Road,
· August 9 - Oxychem Café, 6200 S. Ridge Road, Wichita
· August 10 - Casbah Mediterranean Pizza, 1127 Commercial Street,
· August 10 - The Barn, 2801 Main, Great Bend
· August 10 - Italian Food Wagon-Commissary, 1573 N. 1100 Rd., Lawrence
· August 10 - Italian Food Wagon (mu #0636), 1573 n. 1100 Rd., Lawrence
· August 10 - IHOP, 515 S. Ridge Road, Wichita
· August 13 - Coach’s Bar & Grill, 14893 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
· August 22 - El Puerto, 901 Crawford Street, Clay Center
· August 22 - Beijing Chinese Restaurant, 1905 W. Central, El Dorado
· August 22 - Mariscos Puerto Nuevo, 1107 N. Taylor, Garden City
· August 22 - Hunam Palace, 1230 Grant Ave., Junction City
· August 22 - Jen Jen’s, 9066 Metcalf, Overland Park
· August 22 - Korma Sutra Cuisine of India, 7217 W. 110th St., Overland Park
· August 23 - Aladdin Café, Inc., 1021 Massachusetts, Lawrence
· August 23 - Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, 1711 W. 23rd,
· August 23 - China Buffet Restaurant, 539 E. Pancake Blvd., Liberal
· August 23 - Hayward’s Pit BBQ, 11051 Antioch, Overland Park
· August 23 - Chi Duc’s Restaurant, 1225 W. Douglas, Wichita
· August 29 - Lucky Chinese Restaurant, 9544 Nall Ave., Overland Park
· August 29 - Rolling Hills Country Club, 223 S. Westlink, Wichita
· August 31 - Nick and Jake’s, 6830 W. 135th Street, Overland Park
· August 31 - Fazoli’s #1741, 3553 N. Rock Road, Wichita
· August 31 - La Galette, 1017 W. Douglas, Wichita
The department seeks to work constructively with licensed establishments to ensure compliance with the Kansas Food Code, which protects the public from the risk of foodborne illness. Whenever a food safety inspector identifies a violation, the inspector immediately notifies the person in charge and advises them on the proper way to make a correction.
Violations are often corrected in this manner during the inspection. Where critical violations are not corrected with the inspector on-site, an unannounced follow-up inspection is conducted.
When an inspector documents the same Food Code violation(s) on consecutive visits to the same establishment, it is KDHE’s policy to issue fines. The fine for an individual violation can range up to $500 per violation for each day the violation is documented. All fines are subject to appeal as governed under the Kansas Administrative Procedures Act.
By statute, an establishment has 20 calendar days from the date the order was mailed, plus three days for mailing to file for an appeal or to pay the fine.