Trump resort cited for food safety violations on eve of Abe visit
Health inspectors identified more than a dozen safety violations at President Trump’s prized Mar-a-Lago resort last month only days before the so-called “Southern White House” hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Miami Herald reported.
Florida state health inspectors found a total of 13 violations during a Jan. 26 review of a Mar-a-Lago kitchen, the newspaper reported, including three deemed “high priority.” Inspectors said they found raw fish that had not undergone proper parasite destruction, as well as meat being stored in coolers at potentially dangerous temperatures.
“The club was cited for not maintaining the coolers in proper working order and was ordered to have them emptied immediately and repaired,” the newspaper reported.
The revealing inspection unfolded about two weeks before Mr. Trump hosted the Japanese prime minister at his private Palm Beach club for a highly anticipated visit.
Mar-a-Lago’s accommodations took center stage during his stay after guests witnessed the Trump administration and its guest discuss a North Korean missile launch while they dined at the club.
Mar-a-Lago’s general manager did not return the Herald’s calls for comment.
President Trump’s prized Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, was cited for health code violations.