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Mariscos Puerto Nuevo in Garden City hit with 14 violations following complaint inspection; hand sink turned off, clean metal pans with a crusty white residue around the bottom and edges of the pans

Mariscos Puerto Nuevo in Garden City hit with 14 violations following complaint inspection; hand sink turned off, clean metal pans with a crusty white residue around the bottom and edges of the pans

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

Garden City, KS

Mariscos Puerto Nuevo

1107 N TAYLOR AVE
GARDEN CITY, KS 67846
620-275-7723

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted a retail food inspection following a complaint on 2/1/21. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Mariscos Puerto Nuevo was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 14 violations were found.

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

  • In the front single door refrigerator out of the package raw bacon was stored next to a bag of carrots. No leakage was evident. COS- Bacon was placed in a bag and moved to the bottom shelf of another refrigerator. In the back black reach in refrigerator bags of raw bacon wrapped shrimp were stored on a wire shelf directly above cut lettuce and cooked vegetables. COS- bags were moved to the lower shelf.
  • A bottle of Tylenol for employee use was located on a solid metal shelf directly above a food prep table. Fish fillets set out to thaw were on the table below the Tylenol. COS- PIC moved Tylenol away from prep table to designated area.
  • In the back single door reach in refrigerator bags of raw bacon wrapped shrimp were stored on a wire shelf directly above ready to eat ceviche and cooked beef intestine. No leakage evident. COS- PIC moved bags to bottom shelf.
  • A plate of cooked beef intestine was stored under the flat top grill with a temperature of 104. PIC stated the intestine was cooked about 30-45 minutes prior. COS- PIC chose to discard the intestine.
  • In the kitchen black single door reach in the refrigerator cooked beef intestine did not have a date. PIC stated food was cooked on 1/30. A pan of cooked vegetables did not have a date. PIC stated vegetables were cooked 1/29. A container of cut cilantro did not have a date. PIC stated cilantro was cut 1/29. A container of cooked fish fillets did not have a date. PIC stated fish was cooked 1/30. A container of cut onions and cilantro did not have a date. PIC stated cilantro was cut 1/29. In the refrigerated prep table there was a pan of vegetable and seafood ceviche that was not dated. PIC stated ceviche mix was made on 1/30. A pan of shrimp cooked shrimp in chile sauce did not have a date PIC stated shrimp mix was made on 1/30. In the front Hobart refrigerated a bag of cooked rice did not have a date label. PIC stated rice was cooked on 1/30. COS- all items were properly dated.
  • In the kitchen black reach in the refrigerator a pan of RTE commercially prepared cooked seafood mix was not dated. PIC stated mix was opened on 1/30. An open bag of deli ham was not dated. PIC stated ham was opened yesterday morning at 9:00AM. An open bag of RTE commercially prepared crab meat was not dated. PIC stated package was opened yesterday morning. COS- PIC properly dated items and chose to discard the crab.
  • In the Hobart reach in refrigerator cooked rice, cut green peppers and cucumbers were stored in single use t-shirt bags in direct contact with the bags. In the front single door reach in the refrigerator cut pieces of cheese were stored in a t-shirt single use bag in direct contact with the bag. COS- PIC moved food items into food approved zip top bags.
  • A metal scoop used for ice had a 1/4 inch crack on the top edge of the scoop. COS- PIC discarded the scoop.
  • Chlorine is used for sanitizing food contact surfaces. No test strips were available. This was not corrected on site.
  • On the clean dish rack there were four metal pans with a crusty white residue around the bottom and edges of the pans. PIC stated the pans hadn’t been used for some time and the residue was left from being stored in a refrigerated prep table. COS- pans were moved to dirty dish area to be cleaned.
  • The handwashing sink in the kitchen area was turned off at the main line due to a leak at the faucet. No hot water is available at the sink. PIC stated employees use the sink in the public restroom to wash hands. PIC will have regular handwashing sink repaired. Suggested far compartment in 3 vat sink be used temporarily to wash hands until sink can be fixed. This was not corrected on site.
  • A spray bottle of clear, yellowish liquid was located on the bottom shelf of the clean dish rack. The spray bottle was not labeled. PIC stated the liquid was bleach. COS- spray bottle was labeled.
  • In the dry storage area, several cans of Lysol disinfectant spray, hand soap and hand sanitizing wipes were located on a wire shelf directly above to go plates, dried chiles, cases of beer and knives. No leakage was evident. COS- PIC moved chemicals to bottom shelf.
  • A gallon of Ortho Home Defense insect spray (EPA 239-2699) was stored in the dry storage area of the kitchen. PIC stated the spray is only used for the outside of the building. COS- PIC removed spray from kitchen and put in his truck to be taken home.
Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
12/09/2019 Follow-up to Administrative Order In  
10/01/2019 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 3
09/11/2019 Standardization Out Violation(s) 10
04/12/2018 Complaint In Violation(s) 3
01/11/2018 Follow-up In  
12/28/2017 Complaint Out  
11/17/2016 Routine In  
10/26/2015 Follow-up In  
10/13/2015 Complaint Out  

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