Recent health inspections at Sebastian restaurants

Two restaurants received multiple violations from the health inspector in Sebastian, Florida.
Two restaurants received multiple violations from the health inspector in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – There were two restaurants that received several citations this week in Sebastian. The health department is back in town inspecting local restaurants.

Taste of Asia

The Taste of Asia in Sebastian, located at 925 Village Square Unit 1 & 2, had 21 violations from everything small to high priority. The restaurant had 3 high violations. They were inspected on Jan. 22, 2019.

One employee wasn’t using a hair restraint while engaging in food preparation, which is a repeat violation, according to the health inspector. Another employee handled soiled dishes or utensils and then served plated food without washing hands, the report said.

The restaurant was cited for storing raw beef and pork over vegetables, which was corrected on-site with the inspector. The kitchen floor had “heavy grease and debris” accumulating, which was another repeated violation. “Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public,” the inspector noted.

All violations corrected on-site with the health inspector, and the restaurant remained open during the inspection.

Taco Mobil

Taco Mobil in Sebastian, located at 825 Sebastian Blvd (CR-512), had 16 violations. The restaurant had 4 high violations.

On Jan. 22, 2019, the health inspector noted that one of their employees didn’t wear a hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Another Taco Mobil employee “failed to wash hands” before working with food, according to the report.

The rice they were serving was less than 135 degrees. When the temperature is between 41 and 135 degrees, harmful microorganisms can grow. The temperature was 118 degrees, which was corrected on-site by the inspector by turning up the heat for the rice.

The inspector stopped the sale of Barbacoa because it wasn’t sold or consumed within 7 days after opening or preparation. The interior of the reach-in freezer was soiled with accumulation of food residue.

However, at the end of the health inspection, all violations were resolved and met standards. The restaurant remained open during the inspection.

We have updated our rankings for Health Inspections in Sebastian.

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