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Kitchen Cops: Health department shuts restaurant down, reopens after emergency inspection

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Anything less than a score of 60 forces an emergency shut down, and A & D Express Restaurant in Guntersville scored a 57.

The Marshall County Health Department's list of critical violations is long. They needed pest control. A meat cleaver was chipped. A meat grinder, a slicer and some knives were dirty. Hot food was not hot enough to prevent bacterial growth, and cold food was too warm.

Undercooked beef was available to customers without the required consumer advisory. Crab legs in the cooler had no expiration date records.

An emergency reinspection allowed A & D Express Restaurant to reopen eight days later. They scored a 91, but when a restaurant gets shut down, they remain a Kitchen Cops Low Performer until they score at least an 85 during a full, regular reinspection. We'll tell you how they do next time.

FloBama in Florence scored an 82. The inspector reports there was mold on several bar gun diffusers, a can opener was dirty, and pork butts and shoulders were being held 13 to 24 degrees above the 135-degree temperature required for hot food.

Canebrake Club in Athens scored an 81. Tuna salad (+20), cheese (+18), turkey and ham (+15) were reportedly over required 41-degree cold-holding temperature

Store 'N Deli in Florence scored a 75. The Lauderdale County Health Department's inspection report indicates there were excessive flies in the building, and that toxic liquid automotive products, including brake fluid, were stored above food.

Heritage Food Mart in Elkmont scored an 80. The inspector reports dead pests needed to be removed, and that workers did not have hot water available for hand washing.

There are five Kitchen Cops High Performers this week. The Comin' IN Hot mobile food commissary in Huntsville scored a perfect 100. House of Kabob in Huntsville, the Peppered Pig mobile food unit in Huntsville, the Dale's Stuft mobile food unit in Huntsville,
and the Subway on Jackson Highway in Sheffield each scored a 99.

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

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