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Pizza Studio cited for 20-30 winged insects flying around back room in Kansas City following complaint from the public

Pizza Studio cited for 20-30 winged insects flying around back room in Kansas City following complaint from the public

By: Robert Dewey |

Kansas City, KS

Pizza Studio


The Kansas of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 23, 2020, following a complaint made to the state. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations¬† Pizza Studio was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found.

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

  • In the WIC (Walk in Cooler), a metal pan full of a mixed vegetable slaw did not have a date mark. PIC (person in charge) did not know when it was put in the cooler. COS (Corrected on Site) – Voluntarily Discarded
  • In the make table, made from commercially prepared ingredients, prepped on site Basil Tzatziki sauce and Smokey Ranch dressing were at 50-52’F. At 12:00PM, the PIC had just poured them in the squeeze bottles from the bulk container 10 minutes prior. Had been sitting out during prep time. Inspector came back 45 minutes later and they were still sitting at those temperatures. COS – At 1:30 put inside RIC (Reach in Cooler) to rapid cool.
  • Inside the WIC, a metal pan of slaw (different pan from previous violation), had a date mark of 1/10, more than 7 days ago. COS – voluntarily discarded
  • 20-30 flying winged insects are flying around the back room, going into the back of the kitchen and the back table area. The PIC stated that they have routine pest control, but have been having trouble with the dirty cloth hamper. They put the cloths in a bag until picked up from the cleaner. Inspector recommends hanging the cloths to dry before putting in hamper or drying outside.
  • In the back room on the cleaning rack, a spray bottle of yellow solution did not have a name on the bottle. PIC said it was a multi surface cleaner. COS – labeled

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