According to health inspection records published by the Florida Department of Business Professional Regulation, Big Tim’s BBQ, located at 530 S 34th St. in St. Petersburg, was closed, with an order for operations to stop until violations were corrected on August 21. At that time, the restaurant was cited for four high priority violations, including holding food at improper temperatures, roach and rodent activity.
In a report by WTSP.com out of Tampa Bay, a health department spokeswoman stated that several probable and three confirmed Salmonella cases were associated with consumption of food from the restaurant in June. One of the Salmonella outbreak victims was reportedly hospitalized due to Salmonella.
Big Tim’s BBQ reopened after an inspection on August 22 by the Piniellas County Health Department showed zero high priority violations; however, the inspection report indicated that a follow-up inspection was required after four intermediate and five basic food violations were cited.