Health inspectors looking at the food operation at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's Florida resort, found 13 violations, including potentially unsafe raw fish and meat that was not properly cooled.
As president, Donald Trump has already hosted two world leaders for dinner at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida instead of at the White House. The club charges $200,000 for its exclusive memberships, according to the Miami Herald, making its fancy restaurant's failures all the more surprising.
The other was for fish offered raw or under-cooked that has not undergone proper parasite destruction.
The remaining violations were not major and, again, the club "Met Inspection Standards" when all was said and done on the final report.
Mr Trump was due to set out from Washington for Mar-a-Lago on Thursday night, his seventh weekend visit there since becoming president. This is because it is in the financial interests of Donald Trump and Co.to promote Mar-a-Lago as much as possible.
Three of the breaches were described as "high priority", meaning they could lead to plates with illness-causing bacteria being served in the dining room.
- All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shelves inside the walk-in coolers were rusting.
The chef called technicians to lower the setting, and the technician said the reach-in cooler had been on defrost and corrected the problem.
There was nothing unusual about the violations and state officials see no need to increase the routine cycle of surprise inspections beyond the usual twice a year, said Kathleen Keenan, a spokeswoman for the Florida regulator. The increase could be explained in part, he believes, because Trump as president no longer has the time to personally supervise his kitchen staff. In those days, the club only had one or two minor health violations on average.