Select Page

Inspection at Gene’s Heartland Foods in Eudora; “deli meat slicer had visible food residues on the food contact surfaces. The slicer had last been used more than 24 hours ago, according to person in charge”

Inspection at Gene’s Heartland Foods in Eudora; “deli meat slicer had visible food residues on the food contact surfaces. The slicer had last been used more than 24 hours ago, according to person in charge”

By: Robert Dewey | robert.dewey@kansasrestaurantinspections.com

Eudora, KS

Gene’s Heartland Foods

1402 CHURCH ST
Eudora, KS 66025
785-542-2727

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/2/21. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Gene’s Heartland FoodsĀ  was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • In the meat display case, a plastic wrapped tray of cut, ready to eat vegetables was in direct contact with a plastic tray of cut, raw beef. No leakage evident. Corrected on site: Rearranged shelf, educated.
  • In the meat walk in cooler, a box of plastic wrapped trays of raw pork sausage was stored over boxes of plastic wrapped, cooked, ready to eat ham. No leakage evident. Corrected on site: rearranged cooler.
  • In the open produce display cooler, bagged salad mixes (containing cut leafy greens such as cabbage and lettuce) were held at temperatures between 52-44’F, jalepeno poppers at 53’F, egg roll wrappers (containing eggs) at 49’F, pico de gallo at 49’F. Ambient temperature of the unit was 38’F. Foods had been in the cooler overnight, over 4 hours. Corrected on site: Voluntary disposal of the foods. A repair person was called.
  • The deli meat slicer had visible food residues on the food contact surfaces. The slicer had last been used more than 24 hours ago, according to person in charge. Corrected on site: Cleaned.
  • In the meat room, a spray bottle of what was identified as bleach was not labeled with the contents. Corrected on site: Labeled.
  • In the deli prep room, a bottle of body wash was stored on a metal shelf over spices. No leakage evident. Corrected on site; educated, moved. In the back storage room, a bottle of Windex was stored over a box of bags of powdered gravy. No leakage evident. Corrected on site: Moved the windex. In the back room, a bottle of bar keeper’s friend was stored on top of boxes of slow cooker roaster pan liners. No leakage evident. Corrected on site: Moved. An unmarked spray bottle of chemicals stored on a shelf by the bathroom, contents unknown. Corrected on site: Threw away the spray bottle
  • Jugs of detergent were stored on a metal shelf over open topped freezers containing food on the retail floor. No leakage evident. Corrected on site: Moved. Coffee pot cleaner stored over coffee on the retail shelf. No leakage evident. Corrected on site: Moved.

Abbreviations used by inspectors:

AVB- An Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB) is a backflow prevention device used in plumbing to prevent backflow of non-potable liquids into the drinking water system
BOH- Back of the House
CFSM- Certified Food Safety Manager
COS- Corrected on-site during inspection
FCS- Food contact surface
PIC- Person-in-charge
PHF- Potentially Hazardous Foods
RIC- Reach in cooler
RTE- Ready to Eat
WIC- Walk-in cooler