Inspectors found 13 health violations in Mar-a-Lago's kitchen -- just days before Japanese PM's visit
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 17, 2016. Cabinet Public Relations Office/HANDOUT via Reuters

Health inspectors have found 13 safety violations at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, including "dangerous" raw fish and food stored in broken down coolers.


The Miami Herald reports that inspectors found these safety violations in Mar-a-Lago's kitchen just days before Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Three of the violations were deemed "high priority" for the club, meaning they needed to be addressed immediately to prevent the spread of illness-producing bacteria on plates in the dining room.

Among other things, inspectors found the Mar-a-Lago kitchen staff failed to properly treat raw fish to remove parasites before serving it; stored ham at a temperature of 57 degrees, or 16 degrees higher than regulations allow; and failed to properly maintain coolers, which were ordered to be repaired immediately.

The 13 violations inspectors hit Mar-a-Lago with this year were a record for the club, which had 11 violations in 2016 and just two in 2015.