Cane Garden Country Club has struggled through health inspections this year

A check of reports shows that Cane Garden Country Club has struggled through health inspections this year.

An inspection in May turned up a number of violations, including a high-priority violation due to flying insects that were found in the kitchen, according to a report on file with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Other violations found on the May 13 visit by the health inspector were an accumulation of black/green mold on soda dispensing nozzles, employees storing their handbags with clean containers and the “potentially hazardous” neglect of tracking the temperature of scallops, turkey breast and bone-in ham.

Cane Garden Clubhouse
Cane Garden Country Club

A high-priority violation was the discovery of pesticides stored with steak sauce, malt vinaigrette and other condiments.

The restaurant was allowed to remain open, but a followup inspection was required the following day.

A similar scenario had played out in March at Cane Garden Country Club.

On March 14, a health inspector paid a visit to the country club and discovered high-priority violations of employees not washing their hands and improperly touching food.

Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. Employee was outside smoking then came in building and started working without hand washing,” the inspector wrote in the report.

In another instance, an “employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.”

In addition, a handwashing sink for employees was blocked by garbage.

The inspector also found a “Potentially hazardous” situation with food stored at a temperature above the required 41 degrees. It included chicken at 56 degrees, corned beef at 60 degrees, white fish at 55 degrees and burgers at 67 degrees, the report said.

Again, the restaurant was allowed to stay open, but a followup inspection was required the following day.