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Kitchen Cops: 5 poor scores, 2 back-to-back low performers

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When the Limestone County Health Department came to Saffron Indian Restaurant in Madison in July, they handed them an 80. The health inspector came back for the reinspection, and they scored an 80 again, making the restaurant a back-to-back Kitchen Cops Low Performer.

The inspector reports both hot and cold food temperature violations, which can lead to bacterial growth. Chicken reportedly was 20 degrees below the 135-degree requirement for hot-holding food. Chicken, eggs and rice in a cooler were five to nine degrees over the 41-degree cold-holding maximum.

The Denny's in University Drive in Huntsville scored an 80. The Madison County Health Department reports witnessing a worker opening a drink on top of a food prep table in the cooking area. Also, salsa, ranch dressing and some cucumbers in a cooler were six to a dozen degrees above the mandated maximum temperature.

Wok-N-Roll in Florence is another back-to-back Kitchen Cops Low Performers. They scored an 80 for their reinspection after earning a 79 during the previous visit from the the Lauderdale County Health Department The inspector reports chicken that was sitting out was 68 degrees. That's not hot enough for hot food, nor is it cold enough for cold food, putting it in the food danger zone for bacterial growth.  The inspector also reports discovering employee food on shelves and in a cooler.

Quinn's Grocery in Russellville scored an 81. The Franklin County Health Department reports there has been an ongoing issue with a sewage leak. They also lost points because an employee's open drink was found in a  freezer.

Jeff's Mini Mart in Athens scored an 82. Hot dogs and smoked sausage was reportedly 36 degrees below required hot-holding temperature.

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

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