For Immediate Release
March 5, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Issues Notice to Reinstate China Inn Suspension

Based upon the results of an inspection conducted on February 27, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a notice of intent to reinstate a suspension of the food service license for the China Inn restaurant, 2010 North Central, Topeka. The action is due to the restaurant’s failure to comply with state regulations, and with the terms of a consent agreement that the owner signed with KDHE on December 5.

In the agreement, the owner agreed to complete a risk control plan to bring the China Inn back into compliance with the Kansas Food Code. The February 27 inspection showed that this plan had not been successfully completed. The findings included eight critical violations, four of which were repeated from previous inspections.

The consent agreement specified that the China Inn would complete one day of a three-day suspension, while KDHE provided safety training to restaurant employees – both of these things occurred on January 18. Furthermore, the agreement stated that the remaining two days of the suspension would be reinstated if the restaurant failed to successfully complete the risk control plan, or violated any of the same regulations that led to an April 19, 2006 notice of intent to suspend the restaurant’s license.

China Inn has the opportunity to appeal the notice of intent to reinstate the suspension to determine if the consent agreement was violated.