A Chinese restaurant in Doraville passed its routine inspection despite having a dead rat in the oven.
Chef Liu, 5283 Buford Highway, also had rodent droppings under the kitchen hand sink and in the dry storage area, said a DeKalb County health inspector. The dead rat was removed from the oven and disposed of by management.
A pest control company was also called in to provide immediate service.
The restaurant passed the inspection with a 70/C, and will be re-inspected in October.
This isn’t the first time Chef Liu has had problems with rodents.
Rodent droppings were found throughout the kitchen and storage areas during the restaurant’s previous two health inspections. On both visits, management was told to sweep and mop daily, and have a professional pest control service the facility on a regular basis.
Scores from those inspections were 73/C and 43/U.
Among other code violations on this latest inspection, raw beef was left out on a counter to thaw. Leek cakes were held in the oven at unsafe temperatures, and were discarded. Also, pork buns on a dim sum cart were not hot enough. They, too, were discarded. Other cold foods were not within the safe temperature range, and were also thrown away.
Management could not be reached for comment.
In other news, a recently featured Jonesboro restaurant, China Spring, 7836 Tara Boulevard, scored an 85/B on its follow-up inspection.
Also, One Two Chen Restaurant, 5110 Old National Highway, Atlanta, re-opened after scoring an 86/B on a follow-up inspection.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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