Inspectors discover an unheard-of 13 violations in the Mar-a-Lago kitchen

Mar-a-Lago all decked out for dinner.
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When you pay $200,000 in initiation fees to join an elite club, you do so under the assumption that the meals at the establishment will not give you food poisoning. Nevertheless, health inspectors at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate discovered an eye-popping 13 separate food violations in the club's kitchen, The Miami Herald reports, ranging from two broken-down coolers to a potentially parasitic fish.

Meat at the Winter White House was stored at dangerously high temperatures — conditions that can easily foster bacteria. Ham, for example, was stored at a whopping 57 degrees. Duck and raw beef were kept at 50 degrees, and chicken at 49 degrees. The maximum allowable temperature for raw meat is 41 degrees.

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