Kitchen Cops: seven low performers

A bird's eye view of this week's beat.
A bird's eye view of this week's beat.

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Pulaski Mini Mart in Huntsville scored a 73 during their last inspection. A Madison County health inspector reported beans in the reach-in cooler at 49 degrees, coleslaw at 44 degrees, and potato salad at 50 degrees. That is above the 41 degree temperature required to prevent bacterial growth in cold-holding foods. For hot-holding foods, that threshold is a minimum of 135 degrees, and the inspector reported grilled chicken and ribs in the warmer held well below that temperature.

Pardue's Wings & More in Arab scored a 72 with the Marshall County Health Department. The health inspector reported several cold-holding food items were above the required temperature. They also reported loose wires on fryer baskets.

The concession stand at the Huntsville Dragway racetrack in scored a 76. The inspector deducted points for hot dogs and chili in the cooler held above the required temperature. The inspector also reported the ice machine's dispenser nozzle and lid were dirty, as was a can opener blade.

The Bridge Café in Guntersville scored an 81, losing points for excessive grease on the ground in the kitchen, and because the inspector discovered propane stored over food.

The South Sauty café in Langston scored an 83. The inspector cited them for food residue in pans and dirty soda nozzles.

An 84 for Latham's Pharmacy in Arab. The inspector reported a cooler not was not holding a cold enough temperature, and that the drink nozzles needed cleaned.

A Franklin County health inspector reported the Tiger Food Mart in Red Bay had chicken and biscuits below to the required hot-holding temperature as they scored an 80. The inspector also discovered a worker's drink in the kitchen.

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