A local restaurant specializing in southeastern Asian cuisine failed its recent health inspection with a score of 57 U.

Saigon Cafe at 3380 Buford Drive, F320 in Buford was visited by the health inspector on Tuesday, April 23. During the routine inspection, multiple health code violations were found resulting in a failing score.

The most notable violation was a second consecutive offense for an orange substance being observed on the inside lid of the ice machine.

Additional health codes that Saigon Cafe failed to be in compliance with during the most recent visit included:

  • All the shelves in the walk-in cooler had food debris and a build-up of a mold-like substance on them.
  • An employee was observed handling food with their bare hands.
  • Raw meat was being stored above ready-to-eat foods in the freezer which could cause cross-contamination.
  • Time/temperature-controlled foods were held at a temperature below 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Multiple food containers were not properly labeled.
  • Multiple expired half-and-half containers were found in the coolers.
  • Bowls were being used as food scoops.
  • Clean dishes being stacked while wet.
  • Chlorine test strips were expired.
  • An unapproved dry storage area was installed in the restaurant.

The restaurant will have a follow-up inspection within 10 days and the violations must be corrected by that time or the restaurant could risk having their license revoked.

To view the full inspection report visit www.inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/gwinnett.

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