Trump steakhouse in Las Vegas fails inspection

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Associated Press

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 2:33 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas Strip restaurant bearing the initials of celebrity financier Donald Trump was briefly shut down after health inspectors found violations including month-old caviar and expired yogurt.

DJT, the signature steakhouse at the Trump International Hotel, reopened Nov. 2 with a restored "A'' grade — several hours after Southern Nevada Health District officials logged 51 violations during a routine inspection.

Thirty violations merit a "C'' grade, district spokeswoman Jennifer Sizemore said Friday.

Inspectors reported finding outdated, expired, unlabeled, mishandled and improperly stored food, according to a summary posted on the health district's website. The closure was first reported by KTNV-TV as part of a "Dirty Dining" segment focused on area restaurants.

While ready-to-eat food can be stored for up to seven days, inspectors at DJT reported finding the old caviar and yogurt, duck that dated back to June, veal stock and tomato sauce that was almost two weeks old, and expired peanut dressing and black bean chili.

Inspectors found no measures to destroy parasites in undercooked halibut and salmon, and noted that raw tuna was being improperly thawed. Icicles were found in a faulty freezer.

A hotel marketing manager told KTNV that adjustments were made immediately, and delivering an exceptional experience to guests is a top priority.

Hotel officials didn't immediately respond to messages Friday from The Associated Press.

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Southern Nevada Health District restaurant inspections: http://www.cchd.org/restaurants

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