Roaches and other pests hurt recent health scores at two area restaurants, one of which was forced to shut down because of an infestation.
Fulton County health officials closed a Ru San’s in Midtown because of an infestation of roaches in the service area.
The inspector said the “gross unsanitary” occurrence of roaches presented an imminent health hazard for the restaurant at 1529 Piedmont Road, Atlanta.
Less than a month ago, health officials recommended that Ru San’s close because of roaches, but management refused. This time they had no choice. Both inspections were prompted by a consumer complaint.
Live roaches were found under and around prep coolers and around the cash registers. Dead roaches were also under prep coolers, according to the report.
Ru San’s was given a health score of 69/U, its third failing score this year. The restaurant had a 60/U in July.
Bugs and other live, crawling pests also lowered the health score of a Gwinnett County restaurant.
At China Panda, 7131 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, bugs were found in a container of flour, and live roaches were crawling near the prep table and on the wheels and the bottom of a rolling cart, said the health inspector.
In addition, live ants were near the water heater and back door, live flies were on the prep cooler freezer and a dead bug was on some raw shrimp in the freezer.
China Panda was given 10 days to take care of the pests and clean up other code violations. The restaurant was given a 56/U on the routine inspection, but was not closed down. Previous scores were 97/A and 71/C.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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