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Wichita Target inspection; meat had a foul spoiled smell after opening to check temperature, expired chicken breast, roast beef, turkey breast

Wichita Target inspection; meat had a foul spoiled smell after opening to check temperature, expired chicken breast, roast beef, turkey breast

By: Robert Dewey |

Wichita, KS

Target Superstore


Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 9/2/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Target was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 9 violations were found.

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

  • Packaged Raw bacon stored on shelf in display case over cooked RTE sausage pieces and pork patties. COS PIC moved raw bacon under cooked products.
  • 3 packages of chicken and 2 packages of Thai chicken kabobs in meat display case 50F When taking temp the meat had a foul spoiled smell after opening. 2 package of ground chicken 49F & 48F 1 package of raw chicken pieces 46F 2 Poke Salmon bowls 46F and 47F 7 Packaged smoked sliced turkey breast 58, 6 packages of deli prepacked slow roasted turkey breast 50, 2 packages of deli prepacked ham 55F. Ambient temp in that area of display cooler 52.3F. PIC confirmed all meat had been out for over 6 hours. COS PIC disposed of ALL out of temp meat items. I made the PIC aware that they may have a problem with the cold holding in that area. Inspector 102 suggested that they may want to add shelves for better air circulation distribution.
  • Hummus in WIC/Deli had not date mark. PIC said it had been opened 2 days ago. COS PIC date marked the Hummus
  • Behind the deli display case in the refrigerated bins, cooked turkey breast dated 9-1 expiration date, cooked chicken breast 9-1 expiration date, roast beef 9-1 expiration date. COS PIC disposed of out of date meat.
  • Deli meat sliced has food particles on the back of the blade. COS PIC disassembled the blade and moved to the ware washing area.
  • Hand sink in bakery only reached 75F. PIC said they would get that fixed but the plumber was currently at another Target store.
  • Hand sink in back ware washing area had no hand soap. COS PIC filled hand soap dispenser with soap.
  • No paper towels or other hand drying provisions at the Bakery handwashing sink. COS PIC replaced paper towels.
  • In the Deli area, a spray bottle of sanitizer was on prep table area siting next to and touching open box of deli paper. COS PIC moved to chemical storage area. Deli area/Starbucks (shared area), a spray bottle of sanitizer was stored on shelf above clean dishes. COS PIC moved spray bottle to chemical area.

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