Kitchen Cops: 3 score 77, steakhouse gets re-inspection

(WAFF) - Rancho Viejo in Muscle Shoals is one of three Kitchen Cops high performers that scored a 77. The inspector reports finding roaches in the restaurant and several packages of beef were sitting out. Cold-holding food needs to be held at 41 degrees or colder. The beef was 15 to 22 degrees above that temperature threshold needed to prevent bacteria.

Fiesta Mexicana in Tuscumbia scored a 77. Food items in a cooler were five to 12 degrees over the required temperature, and the health department made them throw out food without expiration date marks.

Wally World 5 in Decatur also scored a 77. The Morgan County Health Department reports there were insects in the building, and that surfaces that food comes into contact with needed to be cleaned.

Riverside Restaurant in Florence scored an 84.  The health department reports a worker touched raw food, did not wash their hands, did not put on gloves, and touched ready-to-eat food. Also, food in a walk-in cooler was three to 13 degrees above the mandated maximum temperature.

The Burger King in Tuscumbia scored an 84. The Colbert County Health Department reports the hand sink in the kitchen wasn't working. Also, chicken fries under a heat lamp were not hot enough to prevent bacteria, reportedly seven to 21 degrees below the required 135-degree temperature.

Point Mallard Golf Course in Decatur scored an 83. The inspector reports they needed to clean food contact surfaces, and that some hot food was below the required temperature.

A big-time K-Cops Comeback by the staff at the Dairy Queen on South Court Street in Florence, as they improved by 17 points during their re-inspection. The easily earning their way off of the low performers list by scoring a 95.

Legends Steakhouse in Florence came into their re-inspection as a back-to-back low performer, having scored an 82 and a 76 during their previous two inspections. It takes at least an 85 to lose that label, and that's exactly what they scored.

China Star in Madison also scored an 85, four points better than their previous inspection.

Safari Sports Lounge is a Kitchen Cops High Performer again after they earned a perfect 100 for the second straight time. The deli at the Walmart in Russellville also kept it clean and scored a 100

Monchi's in Russellville, Papou's in Huntsville, the Five Guys Burgers in the 1200 block of North Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, and A Cup of Everything in Huntsville each scored a 99.

Brown's Heavenly Fish & Soul Food in Tuscumbia is a high performer yet again, this time scoring a 98. The following high performers earned the same score: Big Mama's Maters & More in Florence; the pro shop at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville; the MapCo Express on Winchester Road in Huntsville; OneTwoThree Sushi at the Whole Foods Market on South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville; the Subway in the 1600 block of Highway 72 East in Huntsville; Lucy's Sports Bar & Grill in Russellville; Long Lewis Cafe in Muscle Shoals; Twin Pines Country Club in Russellville; Cypress Lakes 19th Hole in Muscle Shoals

Check the state health department for more  scores from around the Tennessee Valley.

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