State closed Duncanville’s McDonald’s last week for “imminent health hazard” following receipt of complaint

State closed Duncanville’s McDonald’s last week for “imminent health hazard” following receipt of complaint

Ducansville, PA

McDonald’s Restaurant

Duncansville, PA
814-695-1805

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/10/2020 after receiving a complaint. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the McDonald’s Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 3 violations were found.

The inspector reported finding a, “imminent health hazard” saying in the report:

The retail food facility operator failed to notify the Department of the lack of hot water supply for the past two days, which is an imminent health hazard, and to discontinue operations. The facility has been closed by order, and shall not reopen until approved by this Department. The Closure Order posted by the Department shall not be removed, altered or concealed in any way, under penalty of Law. 

McDonald’s contacted the inspector after repairs were made and was allowed to re-open later the same day.

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

The handwash sinks located in the food prep area do not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. Water temperature is 70*F due to faulty gas valve on the hot water tank.
FIRM’S HOT WATER TANK IS NOT SUPPLYING ADEQUATE HOT WATER TO SINKS AT THE TIME OF THIS INSPECTION.
The water temperature of the wash compartment of the manual warewashing equipment was 70*F rather than not less than 110°F, as required. This is due to a faulty gas valve on the hot water tank.