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Kitchen Cops: Guntersville Huddle House 1 of 6 low performers

The inspector reports the sandwich cooler was running 19 degrees above the temperature required for cold-holding food. (Source: WAFF) The inspector reports the sandwich cooler was running 19 degrees above the temperature required for cold-holding food. (Source: WAFF)
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The Huddle House in Guntersville had problems with keeping food at the temperature needed to keep bacteria from growing, according to the Marshall County Health Department, which handed the diner an inspection score of 75.

The inspector reports the sandwich cooler was running 19 degrees above the temperature required for cold-holding food. Also, some cold food reportedly was too warm, with ham 21 degrees over the allowable temperature and potatoes 11 degrees off the mark.

Raw sewage on the ground behind B & S Grocery in Athens was one of the critical violations reported as they scored a 74. The inspector also cited them because water at the hand sink was below the required 100 degree temperature.

A & D Food Mart in Athens scored an 80. The health department cited a the store for violations that can lead to cross-contamination. The inspector noted that they had cracked lids and a cracked funnel. The inspector also reports that they needed to clean a meat slicer, drink nozzles and the ice maker.

The ice maker at Apple Lane Farms in Tanner needed to be cleaned, too, according to the Limestone County Heath Department. They scored an 83. The inspector also spotted a worker's drink cup in an area where food is prepared.

The Burningtree Country Club in Decatur scored an 84. They lost points for keeping food past the expiration date, and for not marking food to indicate the expiration date.

Vulcan Food Mart in Russellville scored an 81. The inspector reports they found mold on fountain drink heads and that some food in a warmer was below the required temperature

The Pie Factory staff kept it clean, making one of two Kitchen Cops Comebacks on North Court Street in Florence. They scored a 92 during their reinspection, a 14-point improvement over their previous score.

Next door, Ricatoni's Italian Grill scored a 91 this time, 11 points better than during the inspector's last visit.

Also in Florence, and also now off of the Kitchen Cops Low Performers list; Cousson's Convenience '04 improved from an 84 last time to a 90 for their reinspection.

Grandmama Dear Dear's in Meridianville is this week's highest scoring Kitchen Cops High Performer. The southern-style barbecue restaurant is the only one of  ten high performers that scored a perfect 100

The LawLers Barbecue Express on Jeff Road in Huntsville is one of four that scored a 99. The others are the Subway at the Walmart Supercenter on University Drive in Huntsville, World of Wings at UA Huntsville, and Lone Goose Saloon in Huntsville.

The Tenders on Holmes Avenue in Huntsville  earned a 98, as did the Chick-fil-A at UA Huntsville, the Route 66 Diner food truck in Huntsville, the deli at the Sam's Club on National Boulevard in Huntsville, and the Sweet Thymes bakery in Athens.

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