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Health Inspector Cites Local McDonald’s For Insects, Garbage

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McDonald’s On Military Trail Near Atlantic Avenue In Delray Beach.

McDonald’s on Military Trail near Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach received several “high priority” violations during a recent inspection.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — An inspector from Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation wasn’t lovin’ what he or she found at the McDonald’s at 14529 Military Trail in Delray Beach during an inspection on June 15th.

The fast food restaurant received three “high priority violations” and three “basic violations” during the visit. The violations were cleared during a follow-up inspection the next day.

Insects in the kitchen and insects in the seating area were found during the check-up, and “raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food” was also noted.

This is the official report:

  High Priority – Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Observed 1 small flying insect landing on mop handle at mop sink next to triple sink. Observed 1 live small flying insect landing on wall at prep table. Observed 2 live small flying insects in kitchen area not landing. Observed 1 live small flying insect in laundry room landing on bagged garbage. Observed 2 live small flying insects located landing at not in use soda dispensing fountain in dining room **Warning**

High Priority – Presence of insects. Observed 5 live small flying insects in dining room landing on tables, chairs and windows. Observed approximately 100 live small flying insects in cardboard recycling dumpster enclosure located outside landing and flying. Observed approximately 75 live small insects in garbage dumpster enclosure located outside landing and flying. **Warning**

High Priority – Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw bacon stored above cooked egg burrito mix in walk in cooler. Operator reorganized. Raw eggs stored above ready to eat shake mix in walk in cooler. Operator reorganized **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Basic – Garbage not placed in a receptacle for storage until pick up to make the garbage inaccessible to insects and rodents. Observed large buildup of bagged garbage on outside of dumpster. **Warning**


Basic – Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Warning**

Basic – Dumpster overflowing garbage. **Warning**

The issues, according to DBPR, were rectified during a visit the next day. Insects continue to be a problem this year for food establishments in Western Palm Beach County.

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