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Restaurant inspections, Che Van Lai at the Hong Kong Supermarket

Bugs were found in bulk containers of starch and rice at one of the food stalls inside the Hong Kong Supermarket on Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross.

Che Van Lai, 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd., was given a failing score of 68/U on the recent routine inspection and told to discard the food items.

Gwinnett County health officials also suspended the food service permit for repeatedly not documenting time controls used for potentially hazardous foods.

Corn, mung beans and sweet rice were all thrown away because they had been left out on the prep table and were not within the safe temperature range. The staff did not document start and discard times to ensure food safety.

The inspector said it was the third time Che Van Lai has been cited for this code violation.

Che Van Lai also had repeat violations of unclean utensils and other cooking items. Knives, a slicer and a strainer were dirty with food debris, despite being stored as clean. The items were rewashed, rinsed and sanitized.

Bulk storage containers and outside equipment were also dirty with food and dirt buildup. And the floors needed detail cleaning to remove dirt, the inspector said.

Che Van Lai met with health officials to discuss the code violations, and will be re-inspected before re-opening.

In other news, a recently featured restaurant, China King, 3201 Tucker-Norcross Road, Tucker, brought its failing health score up to an 81/B on a recent follow-up inspection.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Chilito’s, 745 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. 92/A
  • J Christopher’s, 2700 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw. 96/A
  • Pressed, 30 S. Park Square, Marietta. 100/A
  • Red’s Timbers, 730 Concord Road, Smyrna. 80/B
  • Siam Square Thai Cuisine, 1995 Windy Hill Road, Smyrna. 85/B

DeKalb County

  • Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta, 3155 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Scottdale. 82/B
  • Basket Bakery, 6655 James B. Rivers Drive, Stone Mountain. 70/C
  • Lettuce Souprise You, 2470 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. 80/B
  • Robert’s Restaurant, 2810 Evans Mill Road, Lithonia. 93/A
  • Susie’s Best Wings, 4819 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain. 91/A

Fulton County

  • Another Broken Egg Café, 2355 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 91/A
  • Artuzzi’s Italian Kitchen, 3070 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 96/A
  • Blossom Tree, 64 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 95/A
  • Taka Sushi Café, 375 Pharr Road, Atlanta. 90/A
  • The Crazy Cuban, 290 14th St., Atlanta. 98/A

Gwinnett County

  • Bastie Boys BBQ, 2685 Buford Highway, Buford. 92/A
  • Pure Taqueria, 3108 Main St., Duluth. 77/C
  • Riverside Pizza, 3330 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 93/A
  • Seoul Restaurant, 3585 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 82/B
  • The Palace, 6131 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross. 96/A

Rockdale County

  • Honey Creek Wings, 1033 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. 86/B
  • Island Jerk, 875 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers. 82/B
  • Las Flores Olde Town Mex, 957 S. Main St., Conyers. 89/B
  • Silver Dragon, 1889 Highway 20, Conyers. 77/C
  • Tavas Pizza, 4489 Highway 20, Conyers. 96/A

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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