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Hair on a hamburger bun, mold in soda machines among Wichita restaurant violations

Ice from an ice machine.
Ice from an ice machine. File photo

A strand of hair on a hamburger bun and mold in ice machines were among many violations found by state health inspectors at Wichita restaurants during March service inspections.

The hair was found on a hamburger bun that was being "prepared for service" on a make-table at TJ's Burger House, 1003 W. Douglas. A moldy residue was found in the ice bins of soda stations at Riverside Cafe, 739 W. 13th St., and in the ice chutes of a soda machine at Godfather's Pizza, 4840 S. Broadway.

Inspections can take place at any time, and follow-up inspections take place if violations aren’t corrected on-site.

Inspections can also occur as a result of a complaint, and all establishments are inspected when they open as part of the licensing process.

Here’s the database of noncompliant restaurant inspections in Sedgwick County for March 2018. They are current as of the date of publication. To see all of the inspections, simply hit the Search button.

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The Eagle will continue to add noncompliant restaurants to its searchable database. Inspection results, which are public record, come from the Kansas Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for restaurant food safety inspections.

You can complain about a Kansas food establishment by sending an email to kda.fsl@ks.gov or calling 785-564-6767.

To file a confidential food safety complaint involving illness, call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Response at 877-427-7317or email EpiHotline@kdheks.gov.

Kaitlyn Alanis: 316-269-6708, @kaitlynalanis
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