Gwinnett eatery fails inspection, got food from ‘unapproved sources’

Tram Chim Quan Cafe & Bar failed its recent health inspection with a 65.
Tram Chim Quan Cafe & Bar failed its recent health inspection with a 65.

A Vietnamese restaurant failed its restaurant inspection after Gwinnett County health inspectors discovered it had been buying its shellfish from an unapproved market and restaurant depot in Hong Kong.

Tram Chim Quan Café and Bar in Tucker received a 65 on its latest health inspection — just four months after it was given a 96 on a previous inspection.

Inspectors noted the Lawrenceville Highway restaurant bought certain types of shellfish from an unapproved source in Hong Kong. Details about the unapproved market and restaurant depot were not included in the health report.

The shellfish they improperly purchased were mollusks — a type of seafood that includes clams and mussels.

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According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, these specific types of shellfish must be obtained from sources according to law and the requirements specified in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, and National Shellfish Sanitation Program Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish.

Additionally, mollusks shipped in interstate commerce must come from sources on the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List. Mollusks that are recreationally caught cannot be sold.

Inspectors found the restaurant violated each of these regulations. The restaurant did not immediately return The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s request for comment Thursday.

Inspectors noted other violations, including their restaurant mixing raw meat and frozen vegetables and bread in one freezer.

The restaurant will be inspected again within the next 10 days.

Tram Chim Quan Café and Bar

6330 Lawrenceville Highway

Tucker, Ga., 30084

Read the full report here.

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