Kitchen Cops; six inspections, two low performers, one perfect score

There were 2 low performers and 1 perfect score in this weeks edition of Kitchen Cops (Source: WAFF)
There were 2 low performers and 1 perfect score in this weeks edition of Kitchen Cops (Source: WAFF)

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Tetela Mexican Restaurant in Florence scored a 72 with the Lauderdale County Health Department. The inspector reported workers needed to better protect food from contamination. The inspector also took off points because several cold-holding food items were above the temperature required to prevent bacterial growth. The restaurant was also cited because some cooked food in storage did not have date marks to indicate when it was cooked, and when it would expire.

China Star on Highway 72 in Madison scored an 83. The health inspector reported several food items, including chicken and egg rolls, did not have date of preparation marks. Also, workers need to take the approved food safety course because their certification has expired.

A score of 84 or lower puts a food establishment on their county health department's reinspection schedule. It takes an 85 or higher to get off of it, and several previous Kitchen Cops Low Performers achieved that. The Dairy Queen in Athens scored a 95, 17 points better than their previous inspection. The deli workers at the Piggly Wiggly in Albertville scored an 89, five points better than last time. The Pizza Hut on Highway 31 in Athens rose nine points, scoring a 90 during their reinspection.

Congratulations to the staff at Odette in Florence for keeping it clean. They scored a perfect 100, making them a Kitchen Cops High Performer.

For the most recent health inspection scores, log on to the Alabama Department of Public Health Food Establishment Scores

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