DQ Grill & Chill outside Belle Vernon inspection; Raw burgers sitting on ice build up on shelf exposed to water dripping from above shelf

DQ Grill & Chill outside Belle Vernon inspection; Raw burgers sitting on ice build up on shelf exposed to water dripping from above shelf

Belle Vernon, PA

Dairy Queen DQ Grill and Chill

5110 ROUTE 51 N
BELLE VERNON, PA 15012
724-518-0506

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/29/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations DQ Grill and Chill 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:

  • Peg board above 3-part sink has deteriorated due to water exposure.
  • Torn rubber door gaskets observed on the burger freezer. Replace. REPEAT VIOLATION (10-21-19)
  • Floor and wall around fryers have grease build up.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed wet wiping cloths in prep area not being stored in sanitizer solution. REPEAT VIOLATION (10-21-19)
  • Observed old food residue present on the can opener blade and hot fudge/caramel dispensers. Units were cleaned/sanitized during the inspection. Corrected.
  • Several floor tiles around back upright freezer are missing exposing wood floor underneath. REPEAT VIOLATION (10-21-19)
  • Water stains on ceiling tiles in several areas. REPEAT VIOLATION (10-24-18, 10-21-19)
  • Posted certificate expired in April 2020. Valid certificate posted during inspection.
  • Restroom does not have a self-closing door. REPEAT VIOLATION (10-21-19)
  • Raw burgers in line freezer sitting on ice build up on shelf and exposed to water dripping from above shelf. Protect burgers from contamination.
  • Excessive ice build up in burger freezer. Gaskets on walk-in cooler, candy cabinet & toppings cabinet have black build up. Knob on blizzard machine has chocolate build up.