By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

York McDonald’s hit with 18 inspection violations, “Ice machine deflector plate, a food contact surface, was observed to have mold like residue”

York McDonald’s hit with 18 inspection violations, “Ice machine deflector plate, a food contact surface, was observed to have mold like residue”

York , PA

McDonald’s on Memory Lane

380 MEMORY LN
YORK, PA 17402
717-757-2912

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 3, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the McDonald’s on Memory Lane was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 18 violations were found.

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

  • Food dispensing utensil in the ice hopper observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container.
  • Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the wiping cloth solution bucket was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required.
  • Ice machine deflector plate, a food contact surface, was observed to have mold like residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Dispensing nozzles on ice cream machine, espresso machine were observed to have dried food residue and are not clean to sight and touch.
  • The hand wash sink located in the food preparation area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F.
  • Doorway thresholds to walk in cooler and freezer are not attached tightly to floor.
  • The Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Old food residue observed on and under the espresso machine drain trays.
  • Observed single-service, single-use drink cups and napkins stored in dry storage area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.
  • Observed clean dish racks stored on the floor in dish machine area.
  • Mops are not being hung to air dry.
  • Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash.
  • Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready to eat potentially hazardous foods such as sliced cheese without documentation to verify disposition of food.
  • Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the right door of cooling unit marked front counter 1.
  • Washing machine is leaking as evidenced by liquid pooled under and to the right side of machine.
  • The bulk milk container dispensing tube is not cut on an angle and has more than 1″ protruding from chilled dispensing head.
  • Food containers on the cooks line stored not inverted.
  • Cleaned and sanitized utensils located on storage racks, are stored with food contact surfaces / food or lip area exposed to hand contact when retrieved by food employees.
  • Food Employee observed using a hand sanitizer without a prior hand wash.
  • Food containers on the cooks line stored not inverted.
  • Cleaned and sanitized utensils located on storage racks, are stored with food contact surfaces / food or lip area exposed to hand contact when retrieved by food employees.
  • Floor in the walk in cooler area is made of tile and is cracked / roughened / and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.
  • The floor / wall juncture in ice machine area is not coved and closed to 1/32 inch.

* The Pennsylvania Chronicle attempts to publish inspections as they become available. For some unknown reason the Department of Agriculture experienced delays in publishing this inspection.