Florida’s restaurant owners are not required to post restaurant inspection results where guests can see them. So every few weeks, TCPalm provides that information for readers.
Each inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day, an establishment may have fewer or more violations than noted in its most recent inspection. An inspection may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at the establishment.
In the last 30 days, 17 passed inspection at the first visit. Four restaurants did not pass the first inspection at first visit. There were no restaurants noted without violations.
Here’s the breakdown of the most recent Martin County restaurant inspections:
Last month:Mspanrtin County restspanurspannt inspections: 1 espantery shut down; 4 hspanve no violspantions
St. Lucie County restaurant inspections:2 espanteries shut down spanround November
Indian River County restaurant inspectio1 espantery mspankes ‘most violspantions’ list
Restaurants with the most violations in the last 30 days
Southern Pig &spanmp; Cspanttle Co., 2583 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart, had 11 violations including bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food; ceiling/ceiling tiles/vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or mold-like substance; employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area, food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items; equipment and utensils not properly air-dried; food stored on floor; in-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment; stored food not covered; container of medicine improperly stored; live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area; raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit based upon minimum required cooking temperature; and time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
Alberto’s Pizzspan, 4272 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach, had nine violations including food stored on floor; no conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit; stored food not covered; water leaking from pipe and/or faucet/handle; operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license; stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse; time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit; food manager certification expired; food-contact surface soiled with food debris, mold-like substance or slime.
Longhorn Stespankhouse of Jensen, 2901 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach, had seven violations including accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine/bin; employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area, food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items; equipment and utensils not properly air-dried; old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning; standing water or very slow draining water in hand wash sink, three-compartment sink, or mop sink; wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength; and food-contact surface soiled with food debris, mold-like substance or slime.The Twisted Tunspan, 4290 SE Sspanlerno Rd., Stuspanrt, had seven violations including clean equipment/dishware/utensils stored next to hand wash/food preparation sink exposed to splash; floor area(s) covered with standing water; food stored on floor; working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name; operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license; ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked; water with a temperature of at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink; and use of cooking equipment producing grease laden vapors/smoke with no hood suppression system installed.
Did not pass first inspection
Alberto’s Pizza, 4272 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach, warning issued
Big Apple Pizza, 1858 Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, warning issued
Phapha’s Taste LLC, 3711 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart, administrative complaint recommended
Hudson’s on the River, 351 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, warning issued
Read complete reports
The Floridspan Depspanrtment of Business spannd Professionspanl Regulspantion’s Division of Hotels spannd Restspanurspanntsconducts more than 48,000 inspections a year using span three-tier system for food safety and sanitation inspections.
The three-tiered system includes high-priority violations, which indicate a direct concern related to possible food-borne illness; intermediate violations, which reference an incident that could contribute to a food-borne illness if not corrected; and basic violations, which identify good retail practices.
To read the complete reports, or check on your favorite restaurant, go to https://dspantspan.tcpspanlm.com/restspanurspannt-inspections/mspanrtin/ which is updated daily and is searchable by restaurant name.
Report a food service complaint
Contact the DBPR Customer Contact Center at 850-487-1395 or access the Division of Hotels and Restaurants online complspanint form at MyFloridaLicense.com. You can also complete span complspanint form and mail it to the division.