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Kitchen Cops: Rodent droppings at repeat low-performer

As during the previous three inspections, the Limestone County Health Department reports discovering rodent droppings. (Source: WAFF) As during the previous three inspections, the Limestone County Health Department reports discovering rodent droppings. (Source: WAFF)
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A serial low-performer comes up once again because of what some pesky pests have left behind.

K & S Deli & Grocery in Elkmont is a Kitchen Cops Low Performer for the fourth straight inspection. Their previous three scores were 83, 74, and 74. This time, the inspector handed the business a 73. As during the previous three inspections, the Limestone County Health Department reports discovering rodent droppings. The inspector adds that corn dogs were in the food danger zone, 51 degrees below the temperature required to prevent bacterial growth in hot-holding food.

The McDonald's on Florence Boulevard in Florence scored an 80.  The Lauderdale County Health Department reports that employees did not wash their hands properly. This McDonald's also lost points because they had broken fryers baskets that needed to be replaced.

Hot-holding food that was too cold was also reported at the Fuel City Food Mart in Tanner.  The inspector reports fish was off by 38 degrees,  chicken 20 degrees off, and pizza was ten degrees below the required 135 degrees. The inspector also reports they used a common towel to try and wipe their hands clean.

The Franklin County Health Department handed the Tiger Food Mart in Red Bay an 84. The inspector reports no workers had their current food safety certification, their only critical violation.

The Elkmont Truck Stop is off of the low performers list with a point to spare, scoring an 86. That's three points better than their previous inspection.

Six of the 11 Kitchen Cops High Performers this week are barbecue restaurants. Little Paul Gibson's Barbecue in Huntsville, Shababy's Rib Shack in Harvest, and New Market BBQ each scored a 99.

Holie Smoke in Harvest, the Lawlers Barbecue Express in the 11-thousand block of South Memorial Parkway, and Hickory House in Huntsville each scored a 98,  The following food establishments also scored a 98; The Fresh Market Deli in Huntsville; Pickett's Family Restaurant in New Market; 53 Sports Bar and Grill in Huntsville; the deli at the Foodland in Russellville; and Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Point Mallard Parkway in Decatur.

For health inspection scores from around the Tennessee Valley and across Alabama, click here (Please note: WAFF cannot verify the ability of this third-party link to be viewed on all mobile devices).

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