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Restaurant Inspections, What the Pho

Two Vietnamese noodle shops, located near each other in Duluth, failed recent health inspections because improper procedures were used to cool potentially hazardous cooked foods.

What the Pho, 2442 Pleasant Hill Road, scored a 48/U, while Taste of Pho, 2180 Pleasant Hill Road, earned a 57/U. The routine inspections were performed on the same day, but by different Gwinnett County inspectors.

At What the Pho, pork bone soup prepared the night before was still not at a safe temperature, despite being held in a cooler for more than six hours. The inspector said the soup was in one deep container instead of being separated into shallow pans. Cooked shrimp and chicken were also improperly cooled in the prep cooler.

Other points were taken off because employees were handling food with bare hands, and not changing their gloves when switching tasks.

At Taste of Pho, several batches of broth and two whole chickens, all cooked the night before and left in the cooler overnight, were not at safe temperatures. They were discarded.

The inspector said the batches of broth were too large and should have been divided into smaller containers. The chickens were placed in a plastic bag and instead should have been put into a pan and loosely covered.

In other violations, shrimp, beef and pork in a prep area cooler were out of temperature range, and frozen chicken was being thawed improperly. All of this food was thrown away.

Both restaurants will have a follow-up inspection. What the Pho had a previous score of 89/B, and Taste of Pho had a 90/A.

11 comments Add your comment

Kar

October 17th, 2013
8:35 pm

I think you have to have a dead rat, not covered, in the fridge to get a 48. Yikes.

Pat

October 17th, 2013
10:33 pm

A 48? What the Pho!!! Yuck!

Baltisraul......

October 18th, 2013
6:40 am

has anyone been taken to the hospital yet???

I just schnitzeled my pants!

October 18th, 2013
7:05 am

Who hasn’t keep food at an unsafe temperature at home?

Marc

October 18th, 2013
7:27 am

I just schnitzeled my pants! your correct. My guess is that 80% or more of people’s home kitchens couldn’t pass a food inspection.

Baltisraul......

October 18th, 2013
7:56 am

Marc. public saftey is just that, public safety. For you and schnitzled not to see that is disturbing. Just get sick one time from a non-compliant place and you will change your tune. Nobody cares if you cause yourself to get sick at home, except maybe your children.

Road Scholar

October 18th, 2013
9:46 am

Where are the other restaurant grades this week?

donkey200

October 18th, 2013
10:05 am

The food and more section really has gone downhill. Thanks AJC for being such a piece of c***. It really should be called The Atlanta Urinal & Constipation.

berry steve

October 18th, 2013
10:20 am

Well, some good news anyway, we won’t be hearing from obsessed donkey200 any longer. Don’t believe anybody will miss you! Donkey, do you really think that Urinal & Constipation is your invention? At least give credit to the originator before signing off for good.

love food..

October 18th, 2013
11:29 am

a lot of restaurant fails lately….i heard they said if inspection are coming the second time automatic charge the business owner $400….good way to make money for the city….time to eat at home..

Baltisraul......

October 18th, 2013
3:50 pm

donkey200….I see you have chosen the ‘high road’ again.