Kitchen Cops: Several low scoring restaurants plus 1 that greatl - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Kitchen Cops

Kitchen Cops: Several low scoring restaurants plus 1 that greatly improved

(Source: WAFF) (Source: WAFF)

This week on Kitchen Cops there are several surprising low scores as well as some restaurants that greatly improved their scores.

The IHOP in Athens is this week's Kitchen Cops Low Performer with a 75. The Limestone County Health Department reports there were several critical violations during the inspection. One was because, according to the health inspector, they were running the dish washing machine with sanitizer. Cold holding food needs to kept at 41 degrees or lower to prevent bacterial growth. The inspector reports some cheese was 13 degrees above that requirement. The inspector also discovered employee drinks in a food prep area.

Las Trojas Cantina in Athens scored an 82. The inspector says cheese was 22 degrees above the required temperature, the ice maker needed to be cleaned, and they were using a cracked ice bucket, which can lead to cross contamination. 

The Hardee's in Florence scored an 83. The Lauderdale County Health Department reports finding an excessive amount of flies in the food prep area. Also, some cold holding food wasn't kept cold enough.

Asian Cuisine in Athens scored an 82. The health department reports Teflon was peeling off of a rice cooker, eggs were 50 degrees below the 135-degree temperature needed to keep bacteria from forming in hot food, and there was no sanitizer in the dish machine.

In Ardmore, Libby's Catfish scored an 82. The inspector reports cold food temperature issues in two places. Ham was nine degrees too warm and cheese was six degrees above the required temperature in a fridge. Also, cheese in a salad unit was nine to 14 degrees off the mark. Libby's also lost points because a slicer needed to be cleaned.

The Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant in the 1800 block of Highway 72 East in Athens scored an 83. The inspector reports both hot food and cold food temperature violations, with cheese dip 19 degrees below the mark, and chicken 14 degrees above the required cold-holding temp.

The staff at Dub's Burgers in Athens cooked up a comeback, scoring a 94 this time, 12 points better than their previous inspection, earning their way off of the low performers list and off of the Limestone County Health Department's reinspection schedule.

Copyright 2015 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48

Powered by Frankly