KDHE Cites Facilities for Food or Lodging Regulatory Violations

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued administrative orders assessing civil penalties for violations of state food service or lodging regulations, or for operating without a license.

Letters were mailed on the days indicated to the following establishments:

Civil Penalty (fine):
· May 12 Super 8 Motel, 303 Montana Ct., Leavenworth
· May 12 Sumo by Nambara,11233 E. 13th St. N., Wichita
· May 27 East Gourmet Chinese Buffet, 313 W. 11th St. Coffeyville
· May 27 El Pueblito, 1503 W. 11th Street, Coffeyville
· May 27 Southwind Country Club, 77 Grandview, Garden City
· May 27 Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, 2000 E. Santa Fe, Gardner
· May 27 Jo’s Place, 524 W. 14th, Harper
· May 27 Burrito King, 900 Illinois, Lawrence
· May 27 The Detour, 911 E. Morris, Wichita
· June 24 The Blue Jay, 107 S. 1st Street, Cimarron
· June 24 Bar’ees Bar O Grill, 4091 Hwy 231, Dorrance
· June 24 Max’s Way Station, 802 N. National, Fort Scott
· June 24 Flight Deck Restaurant, 2225 S. Air Service Road, Garden City
· June 24 Buffalo Bill’s Grill, 207 Center, Oakley
· June 24 Amici, 7718 E. 37th St. N., Ste. 100, Wichita

Notice of Intent To Deny:
· May 14 Economy Inn, 3150 S. Broadway, Wichita

Notice Of Intent To Suspend:
· May 29 KFC/Taco Bell #26, 1920 Military Road, Baxter Springs

The department seeks to work constructively with licensed establishments to ensure compliance with regulations. Whenever an 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 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.

KDHE’s purpose in issuing this advisory is to promote awareness of food safety and lodging requirements and state licensing requirements.


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