Allentown McDonalds fumbles inspection; Insect control device located with potential to contaminate food, equipment, and / or utensils, 10 violations

Allentown McDonalds fumbles inspection; Insect control device located with potential to contaminate food, equipment, and / or utensils, 10 violations

Allentown, PA

McDonald’s Restaurant

3860 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 7, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the McDonald’s Restaurant on Hamilton BLVD was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found.

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

  • Observed a loose faucet at the hand wash sink at the grill line; in need of proper repair.
  • Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed water leaking at the hot water tank into a plastic bucket that appears to have melted; in need of proper repair.
  • Flooring in the walk-in freezer area is and is cracked and lifting; and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. In need of proper repair.
  • Rear door located in the back storage area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals; in need of repair.
  • Flooring around coffee machines at the front counters of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.
  • Condenser unit box fans of the walk-in cooler of the food facility are extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.
  • Food employees observed throughout the kitchen area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. REPEAT VIOLATION FROM 2015, 2016, AND 2017.
  • Both mop sinks have a hose attachment that is hanging below the flood rim of the sink and into the drains, not an appropriate air gap; in need of repair.
  • The food facility does not have a hand wash sink located in the ware washing area. Employees noted using 3-bay ware-washing sink for hand washing. Discussed solution with PIC.
  • Observed an insect control device located in fry area and bread storage hand washing sink with potential to contaminate food, equipment, and / or utensils.
  • Observed employees personal affects such as coats, and cell phones throughout the cook lines and blocking hand wash sink access. Corrected.
  • Milk shake machine splash guards, and holding unit underneath milkshake machine, non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt, soil, and food-debris; in need of cleaning.