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Kitchen Cops: Waffle House one of 3 low performers

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The Waffle House at 4896 University Drive in Huntsville scored an 80 with the Madison County Health Department. The health inspector reports several cold food items here were not cold enough to prevent bacteria from growing. Ham was 13 degrees above the maximum temperature allowed for cold-holding food, mushrooms were reportedly 12 degrees too warm, and hash browns were six degrees off the mark. The inspector also reports finding employee drinks with customer food in a cooler.

Golden China in Madison scored an 84. The inspector reports cooked chicken in cold holding was not nearly cold enough, 31 degrees above the required temperature. Also, raw shrimp was 30 degrees off the mark.

The Hartselle Exxon scored an 80. The Morgan County Health Department reports finding employee drinks in a cooler, and that the ice bin lid was broken, which can allow cross contamination to happen.

Low performers need to score an 85 or higher to get off of the Kitchen Cops Low performers list and off of their health department's re-inspection schedule. Three restaurants were able to do that this week,

The Hardee's in Florence scored an 83 last. This time, the staff kept it clean enough to get off of the health department's re-inspection schedule with an 87.

Libby's Catfish in Ardmore scored an 88 during their re-inspection, six points better than last time.

Asian Cuisine in Athens made this week's biggest improvement with a 93, an eleven point jump

The following fourteen food establishments scored a 98 or above, making them Kitchen Cops High Performers:

McGee Farm Kitchen on Lauderdale County Road 7 in Florence: 99
J & L Convenience and Bait in Russellville: 99
The deli at the Walmart in Hazel Green: 99.
La Estancia in Red Bay: 98
Singing River Brewing Company in Florence: 98
Buffalo Wild Wings in Florence: 98
AFC Sushi at the University of Alabama/Huntsville: 98
the Chik-Fil-A at the University of Alabama/Huntsville: 98
The deli at the Publix Super Market in Pelham: 98
Tenders in Huntsville: 98
Greezy Fingers in Hazel Green: 98
The Pit Stop in Hazel Green 98
Hazel Mart in Hazel Green: 98
Little Caesar's in Muscle Shoals: 98

Click here for more health inspection scores from around the Tennessee Valley and across Alabama

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