Sebastian’s Roadside Restaurant Cited for 18 Health Inspection Violations

Sebastian Roadside Restaurant
Sebastian Roadside Restaurant

SEBASTIAN – On Tuesday, Sebastian’s Roadside Restaurant was cited for 18 health inspection violations.

Sebastian’s Roadside Restaurant, located at 10795 U.S. Highway 1 in Sebastian, had to stop the sale of macaroni and cheese, turkey gravy, and bean soup.

“Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public,” the inspector wrote in their notes.

Of the violations and warnings cited Tuesday at the Roadside Restaurant, 6 were High Priority, 3 were Intermediate, and 9 were Basic.

They are as follows:

  • Basic – Can opener blade not kept sharp – observed metal shavings.- coating peeling off **Warning**
  • Basic – Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried – wet nesting. **Warning**
  • Basic – Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair.- several in kitchen **Warning**
  • Basic – Food stored on floor.- jug of oil **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic – Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.- sticker residue from labels on pans **Warning**
  • Basic – Raw fruits/vegetables not washed prior to preparation.- lettuce **Warning**
  • Basic – Silverware/utensils dried with a towel/cloth. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic – Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic – Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust.- in kitchen **Warning**
  • High Priority – Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours.- Mac and cheese and turkey gravy 50-54°f- outside wic, bean soup 50°f- inside walk-in cooler **Warning**
  • High Priority – Cooked/heated potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within six hours. See stop sale.- Mac and cheese and turkey gravy, bean soup **Warning**
  • High Priority – Employee handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands.- dish washer **Warning**
  • High Priority – Employee used the bathroom and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands upon returning to employee area. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority – Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.- corned beef hash 54°f, in top of reach in less than 4 hrs, **Warning**
  • High Priority – Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food.- raw pork over vegetables **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Intermediate – Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooled in quantity deeper than 4 inches.and covered in plastic **Warning**
  • Intermediate – Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.- cooked beef, sausage, pot roast **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Intermediate – Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris. **Warning**

Sebastian’s Roadside Restaurant remained opened during its health inspection, and most of the violations were fixed while the inspector was on-site.

NOTE: You can check the entire list of our Cleanest Restaurants and Bars in Sebastian, which has been updated.

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About Jennifer Balakrishnan
Jennifer Balakrishnan lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She moved to Indian River County when she was 6-years-old. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She writes our crime stories and is one of our food/restaurant critics.