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Restaurant inspections, Huong Lan Banh Mi

A Duluth Vietnamese restaurant remained closed after failing another health inspection.

Huong Lan Banh Mi, 1630 Pleasant Hill Road, had its food permit suspended last month and a recent follow-up inspection did not convince Gwinnett County health officials that the permit should be reinstated.

The inspector said management did not have adequate control over food safety standards. Foods were not separated to prevent cross-contamination of bacteria, cold foods exceeded safe temperatures and the employee sink was not being used for hand-washing.

The restaurant scored a 55/U, its third failing health score in less than a year.

Among the code violations, raw chicken was stored above raw beef in the freezer and raw pork was above soup in the walk-in cooler.

Yogurt, flan, beans, rice noodles and cooked tapioca were all discarded because the temperatures exceeded 41 degrees. Some hot foods were also out of temperature range and had to be reheated.

The hand sink was being used to refill water pitchers.

Points were also taken off when the manager touched raw beef then picked up cooked tripe with the same gloves, and an employee touched rice noodles with bare hands. The noodles were discarded.

Huong Lan Banh Mi will have another food safety conference with health officials then must pass an inspection before reopening.

In other news, The Albert, 918 Austin Ave., Atlanta, scored a 97/A on its follow-up inspection.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cherokee County

  • Casey’s Home Cooking, 140 Keith Drive, Canton. 82/B
  • Family Tradition Restaurant, 4379 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. 95/A
  • New Georgian Hills Restaurant, 69 Waleska St., Canton. 94/A
  • Pure Taqueria, 405 Chambers St., Woodstock. 81/B
  • Sidelines Grille, 147 Reinhardt College Parkway, Canton. 87/B

Clayton County

  • China Café Waikiki, 373 Highway 138, Riverdale. 94/A
  • El Arroyito Mexican, 1131 Forest Parkway, Forest Park. 81/B
  • El Ranchito Grill, 7587 Highway 85, Riverdale. 91/A
  • Jerk Palace, 6221 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. 87/B
  • The Tavern, 6608 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. 78/C

DeKalb County

  • Batavia 3, 3640 Shallowford Road, Doraville. 92/A
  • Chelsea’s Bakery & Vegetarian, 3423 Covington Drive, Decatur. 83/B
  • China Cafeteria, 4231 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Decatur. 90/A
  • Han Il Kwan, 5458 Buford Highway, Doraville. 91/A
  • Rajbhog Café, 776 DeKalb Industrial Way, Decatur. 82/B

Fulton County

  • Bone Lick BBQ, 1133 Huff Road, Atlanta. 94/A
  • Corner Café, 6810 Shannon Parkway, Union City. 85/B
  • Judy’s Restaurant, 38 Smith St., Fairburn. 90/A
  • Restaurant Eugene, 2277 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 91/A
  • Simon Malone’s, 1258 Virginia Ave., East Point. 86/B

Gwinnett County

  • Buffalo’s House, 4299 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn. 82/B
  • Fina Estampa Restaurant, 1560 Indian Trail Lilburn Road, Norcross. 91/A
  • Ippolito’s, 350 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 97/A
  • Mexican Pie, 3059 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 84/B
  • Tipsy Pig BBQ, 3020 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn. 97/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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