Well being Inspector Cites Native McDonald’s For Bugs, Rubbish


McDonald’s on Military Trail near Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

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


DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) – A Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspector was not thrilled with what he or she did at McDonald’s on 14529 Military Trail in Delray Beach during a Inspection June 15th.

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

During the investigation, insects were found in the kitchen and insects in the seating area, and “raw pet food was stored over ready-to-eat food”.

This is the official report:

High priority – live, small flying insects in the kitchen, in the food preparation area, in the food storage area and / or in the bar area. Observed 1 small flying insect that landed on the mop handle on the mop sink next to the triple sink. Observed 1 live small flying insect that landed on the wall at the prep table. Observed 2 live small flying insects in the kitchen area that do not land. Observed 1 live small flying insect in the laundry room ending up on trash in bags. Observed 2 live small flying insects that landed at an unused fountain in the dining room ** Warning **

High priority – the presence of insects. Observed 5 live small flying insects in the dining room that landed on tables, chairs, and windows. Observed about 100 live small flying insects in a cardboard dumpster that was outside of landing and while flying. Observed approximately 75 live small insects in dumpster housings outside of landing and flying. **Warning**

High priority – Raw pet food that is stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw bacon that is stored over a boiled egg and burrito mix in the walk-in cooler. Operator reorganized. Raw eggs that are stored above are ready for the shake mix in the Walk in Cooler. Operator reorganized ** Corrected on site ** ** Warning **

Simple – Trash is not kept in a bin until picked up to make the trash inaccessible to insects and rodents Observed large accumulation of garbage in bags outside the dumpster. **Warning**

Basic – employees who do not have to wear hair when preparing meals. **Warning**

Basic – dumpster overcrowded. **Warning**

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

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