Kitchen Cops: Buffet low performer again; Inspector reports mice at food mart

Kitchen Cops: Buffet low performer again; Inspector reports mice at food mart

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Asian Cuisine in Athens is back on the Kitchen Cops Low Performers list after scoring an 80. The Limestone County Health Department reports temperature issues with hot and cold food, Cold food held above 41 degrees and hot food held below 135 degrees is in the food danger zone where bacteria grows. The inspector reports rice was 10 degrees under the hot food requirement and chicken was nine degrees over the maximum temperature allowed for cold food.

The Lauderdale County Health Department reports there were mice at Cousson's Convenience '04 in Florence during their recent health inspection. The food mart scored an 84. The inspector reports the presence of the rodents was discovered in a food prep area. Cousson's also got lost points for hot food not being held hot enough to prevent bacterial growth.

The Quick Stop on Highway 72 in Tuscumbia is this week's lowest scoring low performer with a 71. The inspector says before a worker handled ready-to-eat pizza, they put did on gloves, but that they did not wash their hands before they put on the gloves. Also, a bologna biscuit was reportedly 16 degrees below the required hot food temperature and a sausage biscuit was 14 degrees off the mark.

The Lawlers Barbecue Express in Meridianville has been a Kitchen Cops High Performer several times. This time, they are one five high performers that scored a 99. The others are the Piled High mobile food unit in Huntsville, the deli at the Publix in Owens Cross Road, Big Cove Raceway in Brownsboro, and The Red Clay Epicurean in Sheffield.

Dusty's BBQ in Russellville is one of five Kitchen Cops High Performers that scored a 99. The other four are the Subway at 1678 Highway 72 East in Huntsville, Southern BBQ in Muscle Shoals, the Hot Box mobile food unit out of Brownsboro and the Pizza Hut in Meridianville.

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