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Kitchen Cops: 7 low performers

A new batch of high and low performers on this week's Kitchen Cops. (Source: WAFF) A new batch of high and low performers on this week's Kitchen Cops. (Source: WAFF)
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The Chili's Grill and Bar on Carl T. Jones Drive in Huntsville scored an 81 during their inspection. The Madison County Health Department reports finding four critical violations. Food at the wrong temperature is in the food danger zone that allows bacteria to grow. The inspector reports food items in two coolers were three to 13 degrees above the temperature required for cold food. Also, sautéed onions were not properly cooled, some food was not marked to indicate when it was made or would expire, and workers were eating and drinking next to a food prep area.

The New China Restaurant on Highway 53 in Huntsville scored an 80. The health department reports temperature problems with cold chicken. Cooked chicken sitting on a counter was 16 degrees above the required temperature and raw chicken was too warm by 24 degrees. New China also lost points because of food without date marks.

Top of the Mountain Cafe in Union Grove scored a 77. The Marshall County Health Department reports that baked beans were 34 degrees below the temperature required for hot food and that Teflon was peeling off of pans.

This week's lowest score comes from BeeBos Grille in Tuscumbia, earning a 68. BeeBos is a limited food business, which means they can't use raw food products. The inspector says they were doing just that, so the Colbert County Health Department ordered them to discontinue food service until they obtain the proper permit.

      *The owner of Beebos Grille contacted WAFF 48 News with concern over how the recent inspection of his restaurant was carried out. His business is in the process of filing a complaint with the Colbert County Health Inspection office. WAFF 48 will be following up with this story, and will update our report as needed.

There was only one critical violation for Legghorn's in Guntersville as they scored an 80. The inspector says they found a worker's drink on a food prep table.

The Donut Express in Decatur scored an 83. The inspector reports kolaches were 64 degrees below the required hot holding temperature and that they were using a half dozen broken donut trays.

Food temperature problems were reported at the Quik Mart in Adrmore as they scored an 83. The inspector says eggs were 26 degrees above the required cold temperature and cheese was a dozen degrees off the mark. They had hot temperature violations, too. Fish was 13 degrees below the required temperature and chicken was seven degrees off.

The staff at Golden Phoenix in Athens earned their way off of the low performers list with an 89, eight points better than last time. Canebrake Club in Athens scored an 88 during their reinspection, a five point improvement. Abby's Mini Mart in Athens barely made it on the low performers list before with an 84, and now just makes it off of it with an 86.

There are 14 Kitchen Cops High Performers this week. Beignet Cafe in Huntsville scored 99, as did the Subway on North Court Street in Florence 99

The other 12 each scored a 98. They are S & V Down Home Cooking & Catering in Huntsville, Salsarita's Fresh Cantina in Huntsville, the Daylight Donuts in Madison, A Cup of Everything in Huntsville, the Subway at the Walmart on University Drive in Huntsville, The Nook in Huntsville, Smokin' In The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Pollo Lo-Quillo in Russellville, the deli at the Walmart in Florence, the Quik Mart on Highway 72 in Rogersville, Yumm Thai Sushi and Beyond in Florence, and Rhodesville Cafe in Florence.

For health inspection scores from around the Tennessee Valley and across Alabama, click here.

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