Complaint McDonald’s on Penn Ave in Pittsburgh; Employees not wearing masks & gloves, large number of fruit flies under the dish washing station

Complaint McDonald’s on Penn Ave in Pittsburgh; Employees not wearing masks & gloves, large number of fruit flies under the dish washing station

Pittsburgh, PA

McDonald’s Restaurant

6361 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA 15206

The Allegheny County Health Department’s Food Safety Program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/23/2020 following a complaint. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the McDonald’s Restaurant on Penn Ave in Pittsburgh was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

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

  • Lettuce, cheese, and other temperature controlled for safety food in the walk in cooler have temperatures of 52F. Door to walk in freezer is in the walk in cooler and it was opened. Temperature fell below 41F by the end of the inspection.
  • Walk in cooler has an air temperature of 52F. Door to walk in freezer opened and temperature fell below 41F by end of the inspection. Keep the freezer door open until it is repaired to maintain temperature. This MUST be repaired immediately.
  • The fry freezer by the fryers has an air temperature of 48F, the display reads 61F. Fries were still frozen when temped. Remove food, do not use until it is repaired.
  • The ventilation hood filters for both fryer stations have accumulated grease on them.
  • There are a large number of fruit flies under the dish washing station.
  • There is a large amount of water under the dish washing station.
  • Manager unaware of correct cooler temperature – 41F.
  • The large ice machine’s front panel is missing and water is pooling on the floor around it.
  • Act 315 – Facility is not following the PA Dept of Health Order stating that food facility employees must wear gloves. Employees at start of inspection were not wearing masks that covered their mouths and noses.