Tiki Bar in Sebastian Cited for 15 Health Violations

Tiki Bar in Sebastian, Florida.
Tiki Bar in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – The Tiki Bar in Sebastian, Florida, was cited for 15 health inspection violations last Friday. During the inspection, the sale of “corned beef” was stopped because the meat’s temperature wasn’t at 41 degrees. The temperature was 46-49 degrees.

“Food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours,” the inspector said in their notes. Of the violations and warnings cited last Friday at Tiki Bar & Grill, 6 were High Priority, 5 were Intermediate, and 4 were Basic.

They are as follows:

  • Basic – Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty drawer or rack.- dish shelf **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic – Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic – Missing drain plug at dumpster.
  • Basic – Observed standing water in bottom of reach-in cooler.- cook line cooler
  • High Priority – Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized.- 10 ppm, added more, retested 100 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority – Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours.- corned beef
  • 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.- corned beef 46-49, overnight
  • High Priority – Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority – Establishment increased seating without municipal sewer approval. Licensed for 100 counted 220, establishment had completed form, scanned it to office **Corrective Action Taken**
  • High Priority – Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests.- ants on window ledge in dish area, manager killed all **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate – Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening.- milk in bar
  • Intermediate – No soap or paper towels provided at handwash sink.by ice machine in storage room
  • Intermediate – Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling.- tightly covered with plastic and foil
  • Intermediate – Required employee training expired for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Employee expired 8/6/2018
  • Intermediate – Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled.- bleach water **Corrected On-Site**

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Tiki Bar in Sebastian, located at 1130 Indian River Drive, remained opened during its health inspection, and most of the violations were fixed while the inspector was on-site.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.