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Health Department Shuts Down Duc Loi, Mission Market and Sandwich Favorite

They cited major health code violations


Duc Loi’s famed banh mi sandwiches and low, low grocery prices are on hold today: The city’s Department of Public Health closed the business at 2200 Mission Street yesterday for “major violations” which related, according to SFGate, to a rodent infestation.

The popular business isn’t known for its stringent health standards: Past health code violations recorded by HDSCores, which collects publicly available health department dated, included “high risk vermin infestation” and “contaminated or adulterated food” in March 2018. Other current violations included “food contamination, unsanitary conditions and recurring violations,” per SFgate.

Duc Loi’s phones are ringing without answer today, and Eater SF has reached out to the Department of Public Health for further information and comment on the situation.

Overall, the shutdown is more unfortunate news for Duc Loi, whose city-funded Bayview market, Duc Loi Pantry, closed last month after a little more than two years in business. Owners Howard and Amanda Ngo told Hoodline they might reopen there, but didn’t provide specifics.