Restaurant Red Alert: Health inspector finds roaches in soap dispenser at St. Petersburg's Salty Rim restaurant

11:32 PM, Feb 25, 2014   |    comments
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ST. PETE BEACH, Florida- A popular waterfront restaurant shut down by state health inspectors at the end of last year is having problems again.

10 News first investigated The Salty Rim back in December. The restaurant is located on Blind Pass Road on the very north end of St. Pete Beach.

Last year, owners told us the restaurant had "implemented new procedures that have addressed and resolved the issues."

Now the restaurant is facing even more problems, after a state inspector documented 27 violation on the establishment's February 17th health inspection.

The violations included an employee failing to wash hands before putting on gloves, touching food with bare hands, a dirty soda gun and meat slicer, a mold-like substance and lime scale on the ice machine and roach activity behind cook's line, even and two roaches found inside the soap dispenser. The restaurant was also cited for operating with and expired license.

We called the restaurant Tuesday afternoon. An employee named J.D. who identified himself as the manager had no explanation and said the owner was not available.

The Salty Rim is back open after a follow up inspection with 6 violations.

Take a look at our original report on The Salty Rim by clicking here.

If you have tips about an exceptionally dirty restaurant, e-mail 10 News Investigator Beau Zimmer at RedAlert@wtsp.com

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