Lovers of banh mi, take note: Seattle Deli (which we describe as "bright and clean": updating...) got shut down by the health department on January 10 for a slew of infractions:
• Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food • Potentially hazardous food improperly reheated • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, hot holding • Foods not protected from cross-contamination • Poor personal hygiene practices, hand washing • Thermometers not available or used • Failure to correct repeated violations
Seattle Deli has since reopened.
Now, today, King County Public Health says that Saigon Deli (right across the streeton Jackson down a block from Seattle Deli) got shut down on Valentine's Day for:
• Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food • Inadequate facilities to control temperature, cold holding • Food not protected from contamination • Equipment/utensils not properly sanitized • Failure to correct repeated violations