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Kitchen Cops: Five low performers

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - There are five low performers in this week's Kitchen Cops report, including a restaurant on the list for the second straight inspection. And another reportedly had rodents in the cabinets. 

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The first stop for the Kitchen Cops is Ami's (ah-mees) Restaurant in Sheffield. Last time they scored an 84. They only needed to improve by one point to get off of the Colbert County Health Department's reinspection schedule, but they scored an 84 again, making them a back-to-back Kitchen Cops low performer.

The inspector reports a worker was handling ready-to-eat food without wearing gloves, a potential cross contamination combination. Ami's Restaurant also lost points because they had green beans that were past the expiration date.

The Boot Pizzeria in Huntsville scored an 84. The inspector reports several food items including lasagna, cannelloni, eggplant parmigiana and meat sauce, were 13 to 23 degrees below the temperature required to prevent bacterial growth in hot-holding food.

The Papa Z Food Mart in Cherokee is this week's lowest scoring low performer with a 77. They'll need to get an exterminator because the inspector reports finding evidence of rodents in the cabinets. And the inspector discovered hot food that was not hot enough, below the required temperature.

An 80 for the Jiffy Food Store on Hobbs Street in Athens. They lost point because the water at the hand sink was below 100 degrees. And the inspector reports the ice maker needed to be cleaned.

Wheeler Dam Market in Rogersville scored an 81. Food in the display case was reportedly 24 degrees below the required hot-holding temperature, And the inspector says the inside of the ice machine needed to be cleaned.

A big comeback for Luvici's in Athens. Last time, they scored a 74. They scored a 96 during their reinspection, getting off of the low performers list.

Santa Fe Cattle Company in Albertville did enough to get off of that list, too, rising from a 78 last time to an 86 this time.

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