There’s a reason I avoid Chinese buffets: Food permit suspended for multiple violations in Georgia

For the second time this year, Hong Kong King Buffet in Norcross failed a routine inspection with multiple food safety violations, so health officials suspended the food permit.

Hong Kong King Buffet in NorcrossThe Gwinnett County inspector said more managerial oversight is needed to ensure safe food operations and employees needed more training.

For example, frozen shrimp was thawing in a container of water on the floor underneath a three-compartment sink. Dishes were being washed in the sink and water was leaking into the container with the shrimp.

Also, the inspector said a pan that had been used for raw beef was tilted over washed vegetables. Juices from the pan could have dripped onto the vegetables, the inspector said.

It was the fifth consecutive time the restaurant had points taken off for improper separation of food and not protecting against cross-contamination of bacteria.