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Restaurants on Sanibel get high violations during food inspections

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 06:24:07-04

SANIBEL, Fla. — To serve up good food, you have to have a clean kitchen. No one knows this better than Chef Instructor James Fraser, who says you have to keep those violations to a minimum.

“It’s really easy to get violations,” Fraser said.

Some restaurants on Sanibel got a lot of them. The Sundial Beach Resort, Traditions on the Beach, and the Mucky Duck all had over twenty violations after food inspections by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at the end of May.

Some include storing meat and cheeses at improper temperatures.

“Chicken, beef or meat should all be stored at 40 degrees or less. Dairies included should also be at 40 degrees or less,” Fraser said.

Other violations include storing raw meat above unwashed produce, storing toxic chemicals near food, and a dishwasher is not sanitizing correctly, which can all be harmful to people.

“It runs the chance of spreading any bacteria on top by spillage or leakage,” Fraser said.

Traditions On The Beach fixed all of the violations on-site and Mucky Duck corrected the violations during the follow-up inspection. Sundial Beach Resort requires the fourth inspection.

All restaurants declined to comment for the story.