Donald Trump's Las Vegas restaurant shut down by health inspectors
for 'serving undercooked fish and keeping meat for MONTHS after
Donald Trump usually loves to be in the headlines - but his latest moment in the spotlight is less positive than he might like.
The outspoken tycoon's Las Vegas restaurant was shut down by health inspectors this week after racking up dozens of violations.
insanitary conditions at the upscale eatery included meat and fish that
was weeks old, as well as racks of cooked food kept at dangerous
Setback: Donald Trump's Las Vegas restaurant has been shut down by local health inspectors
Classy: But the plush DJT was found guilty of dozens of health violations during an inspection
Old: This duck had been kept in the kitchen for five months, when it should have been no more than a week
DJT, located in the Trump Hotel
Las Vegas, claims to be 'one of the most impressive venues for hotel
fine dining on the Las Vegas Strip'.
earlier this week it was ordered to be closed by the Southern Nevada
Health District following a snap inspection, according to KTNV.
The majority of the 51 violations
recorded related to keeping expired food - restaurants are usually
expected to throw out any fresh ingredients which are more than about a
restaurant was found to have kept products such as tomato sauce and
cranberry juice for a week or more past their expiration dates.
treatment of meat was apparently even more cavalier, with month-old
caviar and duck from as far back as June forming part of the
Danger: Meat was found to have been kept at unsafe temperatures, risking diners' health
Expired: Inspectors accused the restaurant of serving undercooked fish to customers
Risk: The freezer presented a clear danger to workers as the floor was completely covered in ice
DJT was accused of potentially
endangering diners by serving undercooked fish, while much of the food
which was cooked properly was subsequently kept at temperatures which
rendered it unsafe.
Bacon, sausages, potatoes and vegetables were all left sitting in trays to cool before being served to customers.
inspectors looked in to the restaurant's storage systems, they found
that food was being improperly kept and often unlabelled.
The scene in the freezer was not only insanitary but dangerous, with parts of the floor covered in ice.
Blunder: This caviar was more than a month out of date - just one of the restaurant's 51 violations
Disgusting: But the restaurant quickly cleaned up its act and was allowed to re-open within just a few hours
After being shut down, the
restaurant moved quickly to deal with the recorded violations and was
allowed to re-open a few hours later.
a statement, the hotel said: 'We take these situations very seriously
and all adjustments were made immediately. DJT opened within a few hours
that same evening.
'We greatly value our guests, and delivering an exceptional experience to them is our top priority.'
Trump Hotel Las Vegas opened in 2008 as the tallest residential building in the city.
Edited by PurpleHaze - Nov 17 2012 at 11:28pm