MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Yum Yum Tree in Albertville scored an 83 with the Marshall County Health Department. The inspector reported finding molded vegetables at the restaurant, one of two critical violations. The other was for pudding containing milk and eggs held at 70 degrees, nearly 30 degrees above the maximum temperature required to prevent bacterial growth in cold holding foods.
The New China Restaurant in Guntersville, also scored an 83. The inspector reported that lo mein and chicken in a cooler had no date marks. Date marks are required to keep track of when food is prepared, and when it's time to throw it out. New China also lost points because water was coming out of a backed up floor drain connected to a hand sink.
When a food establishment scores an 84 or lower, it goes onto a health department's reinspection schedule. To get off of that schedule, they must score an 85 or higher. The Evergreen Oriental Super Buffet in Florence bettered their previous score by eleven points with a 95 during their reinspection. An even bigger jump for the Mei Wei Asian Bistro in Huntsville, scoring a 97, eighteen points better than last time.
Gerry's Country Kitchen & Deli at the Wavaho on Winchester Road in Huntsville also improved, up seven points with an 87.