Sebastian Restaurant Health Inspections so far in April

Restaurant health inspections so far in April in Sebastian, Florida.
Restaurant health inspections so far in April in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – Overall, we are seeing a lot of improvements from the restaurant inspections since we began reporting them last year, which is excellent news for our community, the establishments, and the people who work for them.

THE BEST HEALTH INSPECTIONS

Little Ceasers had 0 (zero) violations in their recent health inspection. They did an excellent job keeping the restaurant clean while following all policies.

Burger King on Sebastian Blvd also did very well with 1 (one) Basic Violation. It had to do with Ice Buckets not stored properly. But looking at the past health inspections since last year, this Burger King location has improved and is doing very well. The same owner is opening the new location in Roseland at the Riverwalk Shopping Center near Publix.

Vargas Mexican Food located at 8802 U.S Highway 1 in Sebastian only had 2 (two) Basic Violations. Renovations were made at the restaurant, adding new equipment. Their health inspections have been good, and consistent.

TJ’s New York Style Pizzeria had 5 (five) Basic Violations. Their can opener blade wasn’t kept sharp, clean linens were stored in an improper location, a gasket was torn in their pizza cooler, and other maintenance stuff. Overall, a good health inspection.

Vic’s Pizza had 6 (six) violations. All of them were Basic except for 1 (one) High Priority because they allowed their operating license to serve food to expire. The other violations were for maintenance issues.

Mo-Bay Grill had 7 (seven) Basic violations, none of them High Priority. All were for maintenance issues at the restaurant.

THE WORST HEALTH INSPECTION

Capt’n Butchers Seafood had 19 (nineteen) violations, with the highest number of High Priority violations. They stored smoked salmon and raw oysters to be stored over cooked shrimp. Also, the sales for the smoked salmon had to be stopped and thrown away for food safety reasons. They also found a toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food, which was a burn spray. An employee filled a water pitcher up for drinking at a handwashing sink. An item on their menu did not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. A slicer blade was soiled with old food debris. An employee wasn’t wearing a hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. All other violations were for maintenance issues.

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