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Kitchen Cops: All-you-can-eat buffet among 5 low performers

A local all-you-can-eat buffet is among the list of low performers this week. (Source: WAFF) A local all-you-can-eat buffet is among the list of low performers this week. (Source: WAFF)
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The Morgan County Health Department handed the Old Cookstove  in Danville a 78. The inspector reports there was sewage on the ground behind the restaurant. The inspector also took off points because rust and mold were reportedly detected inside of the ice maker.

Melanie Yoder owns the all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. Concerning the sewage issue, she said what actually happened was that pipes at the dishwashing machine, which is behind the building, came apart. She said water was leaking out, but there was no sewage in it. Yoder added that they're fixing their problems and are looking forward to their reinspection. This is the first time Old Cookstove has been a Kitchen Cops Low Performer.

Chaz's Place in Priceville scored an 82. The inspector reports they were washing silverware without using sanitizer. Also, some hot food wasn't hot enough to prevent bacterial growth. Burgers were reportedly 18 degrees below the required temperature, and sausage and egg biscuits 20 degrees off the mark.

The health department reports finding evidence of rodents in a storage building at the Dari Delite in Hartselle as they scored an 82. Also reported: Ham at 14 degrees above the required cold-holding temperature.

The AM-PM Food Mart in Somerville is this week's lowest scoring low performer with a 75. The health department reports Teflon was peeling in pans. There were also food temperature violations. Bologna, cheese and eggs were reportedly eight to 11 degrees above the required cold food temperature and chicken wings were 17 to 20 degrees below the required hot food temperature.

Corner Express in Decatur scored an 81. Just one critical violation was reported during the inspection. Their food safety training certification had expired.

Two Decatur taquerias earned their way off of the low performers list. Taqueria El Paisa scored an 86 this time. a six point improvement. Taqueria Acapulco scored a 93, 13 points better than their previous inspection.

Donna's Barn & Cafe in Elkmont scored a 78 last time. This time, they scored an 87, shaking off the low performer label with two points to spare.

The Jiffy Food Store on Hobbs Street in Athens is also off of the low performers list, up seven points with an 87.

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