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Restaurant inspections, Huong Lan Banh Mi

A Vietnamese restaurant in Duluth had its food permit suspended last week after failing a second consecutive routine health inspection.

Employees at Huong Lan Banh Mi, 1630 Pleasant Hill Road, could not demonstrate food safety knowledge, said a Gwinnett County inspector who gave the business a 48/U. The restaurant scored a 66/U in November.

Points were deducted for uncleanliness. The inspector said several plates and bowls were stored as if clean even though they were coated in grease. The meat slicer was covered with food debris. Several utensils were stored in unclean containers and not kept clean. Mold was growing inside a teapot.

Food was not properly separated in the cooler or freezer. In the walk-in cooler, raw pork and raw beef were stored above spicy soup and sauces. Raw eggs were above ready-to-eat foods. In the freezer, raw chicken was on top of soup mix and raw beef.

Several foods were discarded because of wrong temperatures or cooling methods.

Noodles, beef, pork, tendon, ham, eggs and other cold-held items were all above the temperature range and were thrown out.

Cooked pork was thrown away because it was being cooled improperly in a large container and tightly wrapped in a plastic bag.

Restaurant management met with Gwinnett County health officials last week to go over a corrective action plan, and the facility will need to pass a follow-up inspection before the permit is reinstated.

In other news, a recently featured restaurant, Wasabi & Sushi, 1291 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee, scored an 87/B on a follow-up inspection.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Brazilian Pizzeria, 279 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. 88/B
  • Clay Oven Restaurant, 1115 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 89/B
  • Don Chilito’s, 1853 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. 84/B
  • Highlands Grill, 2615 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. 92/A
  • Junior’s Cheeseburgers, 2325 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. 100/A

DeKalb County

  • Dragon Palace, 3145 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. 77/C
  • Jun Ju, 5979 Buford Highway, Doraville. 82/B
  • Sweet Potato Café, 5377 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. 79/C
  • The Marlay House, 426 W. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 81/B
  • This Is It! BBQ & Seafood, 2853 Panola Road, Lithonia. 92/A

Fulton County

  • 50 Yard Line Sports Bar, 7490 Old National Highway, Riverdale. 73/C
  • Bone Lick BBQ, 1133 Huff Road, Atlanta. 86/B
  • Flip Burger Boutique, 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 83/B
  • Lotus Chinese Restaurant, 8725 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 90/A
  • Morgan Falls Café, 7840 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 97/A

Gwinnett County

  • Bailen’s Pub, 865 Indian Trail Road, Lilburn. 80/B
  • China House II, 4002 Highway 78, Snellville. 91/A
  • Frontera Mex-Mex Grill, 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 97/A
  • Moksha Kitchen, 3294 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 84/B
  • The Dublin Pub & Grill, 3902 Highway 78, Snellville. 89/B

Rockdale County

  • Golden Spoon Jamaican, 1360 Dogwood Drive, Conyers. 98/A
  • Hard Luck Café of Conyers, 1801 Highway 138, Conyers. 96/A
  • Los Charros Mexican, 1965 Highway 138, Conyers. 77/C
  • Seven Gables Restaurant, 1897 Highway 20, Conyers. 100/A
  • The Oakes Family Diner, 1040 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers. 92/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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