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Popular Vietnamese sandwich spot hit with 10 infractions by Toronto health inspectors

Sandwiches are one of Toronto's most popular foods, but a Vietnamese restaurant that serves some of the city's most popular banh mi was recently hit with 10 nasty health infractions.

Banh Mi Metro at 2055 Lawrence Ave. E. was given a conditional pass for an inspection conducted on June 9, 2022.

In addition to banh mi, the restaurant also serves bao, kimchi fries and traditional desserts.

Out of the 10 infractions they were slapped with, a total of six were significant and three were crucial.

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Screenshots of Banh Mi Metro's infractions.

Some of the infractions were reportedly for: not using non-toxic utensils in contact with food, utensils not being in good repair, handwashing stations not being conveniently accessible to food handlers, handwashing stations not being maintained properly, using a cloth used for another purpose for cleaning a food contact service, and equipment not being in good repair.

The crucial infractions were for storing potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C, failing to protect food from contamination and failing to ensure the food handler washed their hands as necessary. Ew.

There was also one minor infraction, which was for the food handling room not being maintained in sanitary condition.

The restaurant remains open as it works to resolve the issues and earn a clean pass from health inspectors.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez

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