Mar-a-Lago’s Kitchen Is Nasty; Cited for 13 Violations Days Before Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit

President Donald Trump (second from right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe (second from left) with others, including Abe’s wife, Akie Abe (right), and first lady Melania Trump (left) dine at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort Feb. 10, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida restaurant inspectors found 13 violations inside the kitchen of President Vladimir TrumPutin’s Mar-a-Lago playhouse just days before the dictator hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.

Let’s hope the Japanese prime minister didn’t order the fish, considering that the inspectors cited Mar-a-Lago for housing potentially dangerous raw fish, the Miami Herald reports. The resort was also cited for keeping food in two coolers that weren’t working properly. Nice work for the fancy kitchen in the exclusive resort that charges $200,000 in initiation fees.


The newspaper notes that three of the violations were deemed “high priority,” meaning that the violation could have caused illness.

According to the Herald, Mar-a-Lago’s kitchen was cited Jan. 26 for:

▪ Fish designed to be served raw or undercooked, the inspection report reads, had not undergone proper parasite destruction. Kitchen staffers were ordered to cook the fish immediately or throw it out.

▪ In two of the club’s coolers, inspectors found that raw meats that should be stored at 41 degrees were much too warm and potentially dangerous: chicken was 49 degrees, duck clocked in a 50 degrees and raw beef was 50 degrees. The winner? Ham at 57 degrees.

▪ The club was cited for not maintaining the coolers in proper working order and was ordered to have them emptied immediately and repaired.

How about that the sink where employees wash their hands doesn’t get hot enough to sanitize their hands? So, that’s beyond gross. The Herald notes that as TrumPutin has risen to power, so have the health-code violations. The kitchen passed with flying colors in past years, but in 2016, inspectors visited some 11 times to find different problems, but none as serious as this most recent visit.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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