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Tank Noodle Shut Down Temporarily for Health Code Violations

By Jackie Kostek | October 31, 2014 12:52pm
 Tank Noodle Shut Down Temporarily for Health Code Violations
Tank Noodle Shut Down Temporarily for Health Code Violations
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UPTOWN — The popular Vietnamese restaurant Tank Noodle has been temporarily shut down by the Department of Public Health for a number of health code violations.

An inspection report dated Oct. 28 listed three "critical" violations among six total violations that included a problem with fruit flies, improperly stored food and a sewage problem.

"Inadequate waste water disposal," wrote the inspector, who also observed standing water in the kitchen, bathroom and front service area. To fix the problem, the restaurant needed to repair, clean and sanitize all infected areas.

The inspector also observed more than "50 live fruit flies in the front prep area and customer bathroom," which resulted in a "serious" violation that needed to be dealt with by providing "additional pest control services."

According to the report, Tank Noodle also kept dairy and meat products — eggs, beef, shrimp, pork meatballs, chicken and some sliced vegetables — at improper temperatures, resulting in a critical violation.

The report stated that management voluntarily threw out the improperly stored food, which was worth $500.

Cristina Villarreal, of the Department of Public Health, said Tank Noodle can reopen once it has made all corrections to critical violations.

Representatives of Tank Noodle could not be reached for comment Friday morning, but a recorded voice message on the restaurant's line said, "We will reopen Friday, October 31, 2014. See you soon."

The management team also posted a sign on the door that said, "We will reopen when our main sewage pipeline is fix. Thank you."

Tank Noodle health code violations

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