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Restaurant inspections, Yany Express

A Norcross Vietnamese restaurant re-opened after having its food permit suspended last week following a second failing routine health inspection.

Yany Express, 5495 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, pulled its inspection score up to 100/A after first making a 44/U Jan. 2. During the routine inspection there were multiple repeat violations of compromised food safety, the inspector said.

Peeled vegetables were stored on newspaper that was spread on the floor. Several containers of food were left out uncovered. Butter, noodles and rice were discarded because they had been left out at room temperature.

All of these code violations had been noted on a previous inspection but were allowed to continue, the inspector said.

In addition, employees were careless with hygiene practices. They were not washing their hands before putting on gloves for food service. Some employees were putting on used gloves. And one employee touched prepared vegetables with bare hands.

Also, none of the employees working with food in the kitchen had on proper hair restraints, according to the inspector.

Yany Express was re-inspected Jan. 4, received a perfect score and its health permit was re-instated. The restaurant also had a failing health score in October, but pulled it up to a 100 on the follow-up inspection.

Management could not be reached for comment.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Kastaway’s, 795 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. 89/B
  • Paco’s Mexican Restaurant, 5015 Floyd Road, Mableton. 79/C
  • Red Lobster, 2626 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. 100/A
  • The Melting Pot Restaurant, 2500 Cobb Place Lane, Kennesaw. 92/A
  • Thompson Brothers BBQ, 2445 Cobb Parkway, Smryna. 87/B

DeKalb County

  • Firkin and Gryphon, 4764 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwooody. 88/B
  • Los Colinas Mexican Grill, 2327 Main St., Tucker. 96/A
  • Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill, 4349 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker. 80/B
  • Red & Green Brazilian Steakhouse, 5979 Buford Highway, Doraville. 81/B
  • Thumbs Up Diner, 174 W. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 81/B

Forsyth County

  • Baba’s Gyro & Kabob, 2310 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming. 97/A
  • Cinco Mexican Cantina, 5755 N. Vickery St., Cumming. 97/A
  • Midway Meal House, 5150 Highway 9, Alpharetta. 99/A
  • Osaka Steak & Sushi, 3630 Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee. 100/A
  • Tam’s Backstage, 215 Ingram Ave., Cumming. 98/A

Fulton County

  • 7 Star Wings, 4760 Jonesboro Road, Union City. 93/A
  • American Deli, 3695 Cascade Road, Atlanta. 99/A
  • Landmark Diner Jr., 2277 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Taco Mac, 685 W. Crossville Road, Roswell. 100/A
  • Yeah! Burger, 1168 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 81/B

Gwinnett County

  • Café Restaurant Dominicano, 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 87/B
  • Dominick’s, 95 S. Peachtree St., Norcross. 84/B
  • Kurt’s, 3305 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 87/B
  • Iron Age, 2131 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 71/C
  • Thai Star, 5370 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross. 83/B

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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