Health Department orders Dunkin’ Donuts Boyertown to stop unapproved construction following complaint, plastic sheet between construction and food prep

Health Department orders Dunkin’ Donuts Boyertown to stop unapproved construction following complaint, plastic sheet between construction and food prep

Boyertown, PA

Dunkin’ Donuts

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/20/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Dunkin’ Donuts was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 2 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

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

  • Facility has begun construction in the dining area and front counter area without submitting any plans or having approval from MCOPH. Facility must cease any further construction until plans are received, reviewed, and approved by MCOPH. Failure to comply or continuing construction without written approval by MCOPH may result in further legal action. EHS to discuss with supervisor any legal action needed for today’s inspection. Any future renovations being done if not cosmetic requires a plan review to be submitted with appropriate fees and approval by MCOPH. Failure to do so may result in further legal action including closure.
  • An anonymous complaint was received that construction without a permit was occurring at this facility. At time of inspection, the entire dining area and front counter area was gutted, food equipment had been removed from the facility. A plastic sheet is being used for containment between the dining area and back kitchen. Facility was operating at time of inspection – no construction debris was observed in the food prep area. No construction was taking place at time of inspection. Containment should be sealed completely off. Do not continue any construction until approval from MONTCO Office of Public Health.