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April 2015 Restaurant Inspections

Routine City of Huntsville Health Department Inspections for April 2015


1. Bandera Grill & Bar    (102 IH-45 North)      Score: 23

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper date marking on cooked product
  • Multiple roaches and gnats observed inside kitchen.
  • Chemical spray bottles must be labeled with chemical name
  • Ice machine and cutting boards need to be cleaned and sanitized or replaced.

2. Bayes Achievement Center & Catering  (7517 S. Hwy 75 North)   Score: 12

  • Employee drinks stored improperly and raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods inside  cooler.
  • Diced Ham needs to be provided with seven day expiration date.
  • Hot water at handsink must be a minimum of 100 degrees F.

3. Best Catch Fish and Seafood     (1798 Hwy 30 East)          Score: 17

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Sanitizer tested too strong
  • Certified Food Manager is needed
  • Thermometer is needed for White reach-in cooler.
  • Cutting boards need to be sanded down and discoloration removed.

4. Best Western Plus Huntsville Lodging       ( 201 W. Hill Park Cir.)        Score: 5

  • Improper cold hold

5. Big E’s     (1090 I-45 South)           Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

6. Children’s House, The            (906 10th Street)   Score: N/A

  • 2 year old square toy storage needs to be cleaned and sanitized
  • Sanitizer tested too weak
  • Hot water at children’s handsink must be a maximum of 120 degree F. Water tested too hot.

7. Creekside Retirement Community      ( 1433 Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy)          Score: 17

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper storage of employee drink
  • Expired Yogurt and Butter Milk pulled from kitchen coolers.
  • 4 hour time sticker is needed for Half & Half stored at room temperature.

8. CVS Pharmacy #2    (2421 Sam Houston Ave.)         Score: 4

  • Torn package of chips on shelves for sale  and dented cans of Bean dip pulled from shelves.

9. Day’s Inn & Suites    (160 IH-45 South)          Score: 7

  • Improper use of a handsink
  •  2015 Health Permit should be posted for public view.

10. Elkins Lake Clubhouse    (632 Cherry Hills)       Score: 30

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper hot hold
  • Improper use of a handsink. Handsink is for handwashing only.
  • Incorrect expiration dates on product held longer than 24 hours.
  • Soap is needed at bar handsink
  • Chemical spray bottle needs to be labeled with chemical name and re-labeled.
  • Sanitizer tested too strong
  • Soda gun and soda gun holster needs to be cleaned and sanitized.

12. Falco’s C Store       ( 1901 Sycamore Ave)           Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

11. Family Dollar Store    ( 1524 11th Street #H)       Score: 9

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Expired sausage pulled from coolers and dented cans pulled from shelf.

12. Girls Softball Concession Stand Lower    ( 161 Kevin Williams Dr.)       Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

13. Girls Softball Concession  Upper     (161 Kevin Williams Dr.)   Stand Score: 4

  • Hot water at handsink must be a minimum  of 100 degrees F.

14. Golden Corral       ( 2050 11th Street)         Score: 26

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper hot hold
  • Dishwasher using liquid sanitizer in place of washing hands properly before handling clean dishes.
  • Open employee drink stored above prep area.
  • Food observed inside handsink, handsink is for handwashing only and double stacking ready-to-eat food.
  • Improper labeling of food inside Produce cooler.

15. Grand Buffet     (111 IH-45 South #A)      Score: 18

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper hot hold
  • Open employee drinks stored on prep tables and inside cooler
  • Towels stored under cutting boards and raw eggs by ready-to-eat foods.

16. Head Start    ( 125 FM 980)     Score: N/A

  • Floors need cleaned inside Bluebonnet, Daisy and Tulip  room.
  • Outlets need to be covered inside Daisy, Violet and Lily room and light out inside Bluebonnet room.
  • Torn bedmats pulled from Violet and Rose room that need to be repaired or replaced.
  • Torn books pulled from Violet and Bluebonnet room and broken container of blocks on playground area.
  • Live spider observed inside Rose room
  • Improper storage of raw eggs above ready-to-eat foods inside kitchen.
  • Counter top with rotting wood needs to be replaced inside kitchen and counter’s need to be cleaned in back storage room.
  • Sanitizer tested too weak inside classrooms.
  • Toilet needs to be flushed inside Rose room

17. Hitchin Post Truck Terminal    ( 500 I-45 North)     Score: 9

  • Improper hot hold
  •  Expired Milk pulled from walk-in cooler

18. Jay’s Grocery & Market     (2904 Sam Houston Ave.)    Score: 20

  • Improper cooling
  •  Improper cold hold
  • Labels are needed on Ice bags out for self-serve
  • No towels available at handsink
  • No sanitizer available during prep

19. Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant  & Cantina   ( 630 IH-45 South)        Score: 28

  • Improper cooling
  •  Improper cold hold
  •  Open employee drink stored inside prep cooler.
  • Double stacking inside enchilada cooler and raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods inside walk-in cooler.
  • Date marking must be eligible and correct when hold food longer than 24 hours.
  • No sanitizer available inside prep areas.
  • Cutting boards, soda gun and fiber glass covering ice machine needs to be cleaned and sanitized.

20. Mckenzie’s BBQ & Burgers    ( 1548 11th Street #101)        Score: 4

  • Time is being taken incorrectly with product  held at room temperature.

21. Papa Keith’s #2/Deli     ( 563 I-45 South)       Score: 15

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Soda nozzles being cleaned inside handsink and raw chicken stored with chemicals.
  • Handsink is for handwashing only and food must be stored above all chemicals.
  • No sanitizer available during prep
  • Both ice machines, pickle tongs and Cappuccino machine needs to be cleaned every 24 hours.

22. Pita Pit    (2100 Sam Houston Ave. #A)   Score: 3

  • Tea nozzles need to be cleaned every 24  hours.

23. Pizza Hut #1     (  3010 Hwy 30 West #F)   Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

24. Pizza Hut #2     ( 4030 Sam Houston Ave. #D)     Score: 10

  • Improper washing of hands after returning  from restroom.
  • Chemical spray bottle stored with pizza boxes. Chemicals must be stored separate.
  • Sanitizer tested weak in one bucket

25. Rodeo Mexican Bar & Grill     (3011 Hwy 30 W. #307)        Score: 30

  • Improper cooling
  •  Improper hot hold
  • Raw product stored above ready-to-eat foods.
  • Improper date marking
  • Paper towels are needed at handsink at all times.
  • Gnats and flies observed inside kitchen
  • Sanitizer tested too weak at dishwasher
  • All utensils should be cleaned every 24 hours or as needed and cutting board needs replaced.
  • Improper disposal of mop water

26. S.H.S.U. Grilleworks    ( 1802 Ave. I)      Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

27. S.H.S.U. Pizzahut-Chic-Fil-A     (1802 Ave. I)     Score: 11

  • Open employee drink stored above prep sink
  •  Double stacking with ready-to-eat foods inside cooler.
  • All refrigeration needs thermometers provided

28. S.H.S.U. Starbucks Coffee     (  2008 Ave. J)     Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

29. Shipley Donuts #3      ( 1938 Sam Houston Ave)      Score: 12

  • Improper hot hold
  • Open employee drink stored on prep table.
  • Sanitizer tested too weak

30. Subway #3    (901 11th Street)    Score: 22

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Expired Milk pulled from walk-in cooler
  • Improper use of a prep sink and employee drinks stored with clean dishes.
  • No soap or paper towels provided at handsink.
  • Chemicals should be stored separate from all food and food contact surfaces.
  • Grease trap needs to be cleaned

31. Sweet Dough   (1110 Ave M)     Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

32. Taco Bell #1    ( 2103 Sam Houston)       Score: 7

  • Open employee drink stored on prep table.
  •  Certified Food Manager is needed

33. Taqueria Lindo Mexico     (902 11th Street)      Score: 9

  • Improper hot hold
  • Open employee drink stored on prep table

34. Taqueria Tako Loko   (202 Phelps Dr.)        Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

35. Vista Academy/Premier High School   ( 2407 Sam Houston)     Score: 6

  • Chemical spray bottles need to be labeled  with chemical name.
  •  1 inch air gap is needed for plumbing leading around water heater.

36. West Hill Exxon  ( 115 I-45 North)     Score: 6

  • Cappuccino machine, soda nozzles and  ice machine needs to be cleaned and sanitized.
  • 2015 Health Permit needs to be posted for public view.

37. Wingstop     ( 3011 State Hwy 30 West #103-B)     Score: 6

  • Ladies restroom must be provided with  paper towels at all times
  • Spray bottle sanitizer tested too strong.

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