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Kitchen Cops; 5 low performers

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Two different Waffle Houses made the list. Two different Waffle Houses made the list.

The Waffle House in the 3900 block of University Drive in Huntsville scored a 74 with the Madison County Health Department.

The restaurant had scored an 83 during their previous inspection. This time, the health inspector reported raw eggs, stored above ready-to-eat foods, had leaked onto uncovered lettuce and jalapenos. The inspector also reported eggs stored above the griddle were nine degrees above the maximum temperature of 41F required to prevent bacterial growth in cold-holding foods. The inspector also took off points because the dish machine's final rinse was not hot enough and because the Waffle House staff was using damaged cutting boards and a damaged can opener.

The Waffle House in Guntersville scored an 83 with the Marshall County Health Department. The restaurant scored a 77 during their previous inspection. During the reinspection, the inspector reported eggs were at the wrong temperature and that the restaurant's ice maker was dirty.

The Arby's in Boaz scored a 76. The inspector reported cooked chicken held 25 degrees below the minimum temperature of 135F required for hot-holding foods. The inspector also reported workers were not sanitizing utensils correctly and that there was excessive grease on the ground.

The Jack's in Boaz scored an 80. The health department took off points for an employee drink cup sitting on a stock shelf and for a broken fryer scooper.

The Tin Top Diner in Albertville scored an 81. The inspector reported the hood system in the kitchen that releases grease laden air and pollutants had excessive buildup and needed cleaned.

The Denny's on University Drive in Huntsville made it off of the Madison County Health Department's reinspection schedule by scoring a 91. The restaurant scored a 79 during their previous inspection.

For all of the most recent health inspection scores, log on to the Alabama Department of Public Health Food Establishment Scores.

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