13 violations for Burger King in Chambersburg; fails 4 inspection since November 2018, “grease collecting on the walls, ceilings, and fixtures”

13 violations for Burger King in Chambersburg; fails 4 inspection since November 2018, “grease collecting on the walls, ceilings, and fixtures”

Chambersburg, PA

Burger King

1066 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201

The Borough of Chambersburg conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 4/14/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Burger King on Lincoln Way East was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found.

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

  • Observed sausage in the freezer stored open with no covering.
  • Hood system is not adequate to remove heat and/or grease, as evidenced by condensate and/or grease collecting on the walls, ceilings, and fixtures.
  • The ice top that holds condiments for Ice Cream was observed to have a frozen ice top and is not in good repair or condition. Inspector told the Person in Charge that the unit needs to be repaired or replaced within 7 days.
  • Observed cooking equipment in the production area with encrusted grease and soil accumulation.
  • Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.
  • Observed the floor in the kitchen area is missing grout and is not durable or smooth to clean.
  • Exterior door located in the rear area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.
  • Observed dirty ventilation ducts in prep area subject to potential contamination.
  • Broken seal and gasket observed on the milk refrigerator.
  • The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.
  • Women’s toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.
  • Ceiling tiles missing in the kitchen area. Dining room area was also observed with tiles having water stains. Both areas need to be addressed.
  • Observed tile missing on the floor in several areas.
  • The floors and walls in the food facility are extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.
  • Lights in the prep area are without shatterproof coverings or are missing.

The restaurant has failed to be found, “In Compliance” 4 times since November 2018 including this most recent inspection:

09/12/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2
08/29/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 7
03/14/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2
03/12/2019 Emergency Response* Out Violation(s) 2
01/22/2019 Type 2 Follow-up In Violation(s) 3
12/11/2018 Type 2 Follow-up In Violation(s) 7
11/30/2018 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 11

*Comments in report from Emergency Response:

Emergency response inspection performed due to official notice received from waste provider of service stoppage due to locations lack of cleanliness. Upon arrival observed extreme amount of encrusted grease and spilled grease on the dumpster pad area. Observed grease collection barrels full. Facility staff was in process of cleaning area upon arrival. Discussed situation with person in charge who ensured area would be cleaned within 48 hours, grease removal company to empty collection barrels within 48 hours, and waste service to be reinstated within 48 hours.

Due to the facility currently having 1.5 dumpsters left for collection 48 hours for remedying violation and reinstating waste collection service has been temporarily granted. Failure to have service reinstated within 48 hours will result in the facility being closed and operations halted until waster collection services are reinstated.