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Restaurant inspections, Mango’s Latin Grill

Mango’s Latin Grill in Lawrenceville had its food permit suspended after failing a second routine health inspection.

The Venezuelan restaurant, 3870 Lawrenceville Highway, received a 54/U on Jan. 29 and had to close that afternoon. But they were back in business the following day after satisfying some health code requirements.

Manager Gustavo Parro said the restaurant had a recent ownership change and no one was in charge when the inspector arrived. “It was basically chaos, but everything’s fine now,” he said.

Points were deducted for repeat violations of food storage separation in the coolers and freezers. A Gwinnett County inspector said raw beef, chicken, pork and seafood were all stored in the wrong places, mostly above vegetables, soups or other cooked dishes, creating a risk for bacteria cross contamination.

In addition, expiration dates were missing from some leftovers. Beef soup and vegetable soup were discarded because there were no date markings on the containers.

Other foods were held past their expiration dates. Cooked chicken, cheese patties and cooked plantains were all thrown away. The plantains had been held for 25 days. Prepared foods can be kept for only seven days.

In other code violations, an employee didn’t wash his hands between preparing raw chicken and handling clean dishes.

Mango’s will be re-inspected. The restaurant had previous health scores of 89/B and 58/U.

Here are other recent inspections from area restaurants.

DeKalb County

  • Café Thuy Nga, 5095 Buford Highway, Doraville. 91/A
  • Daallo Restaurant, 5047 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain. 75/C
  • El Taco Naco Mexican Food, 2255 Idlewood Road, Tucker. 95/A
  • Monterrey Mexican, 5406 Buford Highway, Doraville. 85/B
  • Phat Phish, 1046 Fayetteville Road, Atlanta. 75/C

Fayette County

  • Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, 221 Banks Station, Fayetteville. 92/A
  • Downtown Grill, 1158 Old Senoia Road, Tyrone. 80/B
  • La Parrilla, 94 Pavilion Parkway, Fayetteville. 87/B
  • Olde Courthouse Tavern, 105 Glynn St., Fayetteville. 92/A
  • Ted’s Montana Grill, 314 City Circle, Peachtree City. 98/A

Forsyth County

  • Cheeky Taqueria, 410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. 98/A
  • China Kitchen, 5665 Highway 9, Alpharetta. 93/A
  • Provino’s Italian Restaurant, 1610 Market Place Blvd., Cumming. 100/A
  • Steven’s Country Kitchen, 655 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. 97/A
  • Zen Fuji, 5192 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta. 91/A

Fulton County

  • Alpine Bakery, 12315 Crabapple Road, Alpharetta. 90/A
  • Eats, 600 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 90/A
  • Green Sprout, 1529 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 86/B
  • Harold’s Chicken, 349 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 85/B
  • Ted’s Montana Grill, 1874 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 93/A

Gwinnett County

  • Bob’s Home Cooking, 3455 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 90/A
  • Costa Del Sol, 5265 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 81/B
  • El Real Mexican Grill, 1475 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville. 91/A
  • Sabor Inka, 960 Pleasant Hill Road, Lawrenceville. 88/B
  • Saigon Café, 1030 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville. 90/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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