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Atlanta Vietnamese restaurant re-inspected after failed health check

UPDATE: Dua was re-inspected Friday and received a 93/A. It had three new violations, including failure to properly label food containers, failure to properly cool beef and having a light in a refrigeration unit in disrepair. The restaurant is also required to designate a vegetable hand sink within 14 days.

ORIGINAL STORY (published May 15): A Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Atlanta failed a recent health inspection, with officials noting unsatisfactory “active managerial control measures.”

Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup scored a 62 following the Friday afternoon evaluation; 69 and below is considered failing. Dua’s prior score, from November, was a B. 

According to the report, raw food items were not properly separated inside a reach-in cooler. 

Officials also reported food, including noodles and raw chicken, stored at temperatures above 41 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Owner Thomas Cao said the violations shouldn’t have happened, and assures they “will never happen again.” 

One of the infractions — which noted that some ceiling tiles, a piece of flooring and a “wall piece” were missing — is because the restaurant is expanding, Cao said Monday. 

That area is in the hallway and no one sits there, he said. 

Follow-up inspections are generally completed within 10 days of the original evaluation. 

Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup 

53 Broad St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Score: 62

Read the full report here.

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