Crab E Bills Shut Down by Health Inspector Over ‘Rat Droppings’

Crab E Bills Seafood Market and Eatery was shut down Friday by the health inspector in Sebastian, Florida.
Crab E Bills Seafood Market and Eatery was shut down Friday by the health inspector in Sebastian, Florida.

Crab E Bills Seafood, located at 1540 Indian River Drive in Sebastian, was shut down Friday by the health inspector for multiple rat droppings.

The health inspector said there was rodent activity near baseboards and storage racks in the kitchen.

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 2 on electrical box by hand sink in the kitchen. 5 along baseboards in the kitchen where clean dishes are store in the kitchen. 13 droppings on the floor behind cooler in the kitchen. 4 droppings on the floor under storage rack in storage area,” the health inspector wrote in the report.

The inspector also found 50 more droppings under crates in the storage room.

“50 droppings found under crates where jugs of oil and straws are stored in storage room 12 droppings on the floor at the bar 4 on the floor where can drinks are stored,” according to the health inspector.

The inspector also observed an employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands. The employee was cutting the top off a bread bowl and handling bread bowl with bare hands.

“Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure,” the inspector wrote.

Cocktail sauce stored in a container that previously held a toxic substance was also tossed.

The business re-opened Saturday after passing it health inspection.

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