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August 2015 Restaurant Inspections

Huntsville Health Department’s Routine Inspections August 2015


 

1. Bandera Grill and Bar        Score: 37

102 I-H 45 North

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Young child inside wait staff prep area
  • Molded cream cheese in walk-in cooler
  • Dented and rusted cans on can rack
  • Improper storage of ready-to-eat foods
  • Improper date-marking
  • No towel sanitizer made for prep areas
  • Certified food manager not demonstrating proper knowledge of food safety

2. Bennie J’s Smokepit          Score: 11
621 9th St.

  • Employee with beard not properly covered
  • Open personal items stored in cooler
  • Pinto beans without expiration date
  • Chemical spray bottles should be labeled

3. Brookshire Bros. Meat Market      Score: 7
2601 11th St.

  • Handsink not draining properly
  • Expired boneless ribs pulled and discarded

4. Carbonero         Score: 13
1524 11th St. #A

  • Employees must handle ready-to-eat food with gloves or utensils
  • Employee entered back prep area with children
  • Improper cold hold

5. Chicken Express         Score: 17

623 75 North

  • Cooked improperly washed hands before cooking chicken
  • Improper use of handsink
  • Handsink without papertowels
  • No sanitizer available during prep time
  • Back flow preventer is needed for waterhose

6. China House         Score: 19
2105 Sam Houston

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Improper storage of personal drinks

7. Church’s Fried Chicken         Score: 27
2711 11th St.

  • Improper hot hold
  • Open bag of employee peanuts located inside prep area
  • Employees sweating inside kitchen possible cross-contamination
  • Frozen food not properly covered in freezer
  • Back handsink without papertowels
  • Handsink needs plumbing repaired
  • Broken thermometer needs replaced
  • Improper cold hold

8. City Hall Café and Pie Bar         Score: 27
1421 Sam Houston Ave.

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Employee leaving restroom without washing hands
  • Expired cheese
  • Chemical spray bottles need labeled
  • Towel sanitizer is needed for prep areas
  • Ice machine chute needs cleaned
  • Dirty utensils inside wait staff area need cleaned

9. Dollar General #1         Score: 3
224 75 North

  • Thermometers are needed in coolers

10. Domino’s Pizza         Score: 6
2411 Avenue I

  • Sanitizer bucket stored on clean trays
  • Windex is stored in incorrect labeled bottle
  • Counter with pizza prep needs cleaned

11. The Draft Bar         Score: 19
2002 Sam Houston Ave.

  • Improper hot holding
  • Improper storage of employee drinks
  • Improper date-marking
  • Sanitizer too weak
  • Thermometer needed inside coolers and for checking food temps.

12. El Patio Kitchen         Score: 29
1901 Sycamore

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Open employee drinks improperly stored
  • Improper storage of raw and ready-to-eat food
  • Sanitizer not available in prep area
  • Certified food manager is needed
  • Improper cooling

13. Elkins Lake Clubhouse         Score: 20
632 Cherry Hills

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Improper storage of raw and cooked food
  • Food improperly covered
  • Thermometer is needed in cooler
  • Fryer basket needs replaced
  • Snack bar soda nozzles need cleaned

14. Fresh Do-nuts          Score: 15
2514 Sam Houston #A

  • Improper cold hold
  • Tray of sausage sitting on open trashcan
  • Sanitizer must be available at all times
  • Thermometer is needed in deep freezer

15. Golden Corral         Score: 4
2050 11th St. foods

  • Improper storage of raw and ready-to-eat

16. Grand Buffet         Score: 26
111 I-45 South #A

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Improper employee handwashing
  • Employees must have proper hair restraints
  • Improper use of handsink
  • Improper storage of raw and ready-to-eat foods
  • Double stacking of food trays causing cross-contamination
  • Thermometer is needed in cooler

17. HISD Commodity Warehouse         Score: 0
690 N. Sam Houston

  • No major violations observed

18. HISD Gibbs Pre-K Center         Score: 4
1800 19th St.

  • Improper date-marking of cooked food

19. HISD Huntsville Elementary         Score: 14
87 MLK

  • Improper cold hold
  • All equipment must be in good repair
  • Sanitizer must be available in prep areas Ice machine needs cleaned

20. HISD Sam Houston Elem.          Score: 0
1641 7th St.

  • No major violations observed

21. HISD Scott Johnson Elem.         Score: 0
603 Hwy. 190 East

  • No major violations observed

22. HISD Stewart Elem.         Score: 0
3400 Boettcher Drive

  • No major violations observed

23. Jimmy John’s         Score: 11
2023 Sam Houston #1

  • Open employee drinks in walk-in cooler
  • Improper date-marking
  • Sanitizer too strong

24. Lone Star BBQ         Score: 7
1215 Avenue Q

  • No hot water in restroom
  • Sanitizer must be available at all times
  • Sanitizer too strong

25. Margarita’s         Score: 27
630 I-H 45 South

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper hot hold
  • No tongs available for lemons in bar
  • Improper date-marking
  • Gnats inside bar, termite on prep line
  • Sanitizer too weak
  • Cutting boards, ice machine and soda gun need cleaned and sanitized.

26. McKenzie’s BBQ & Burgers         Score: 18
1548 11th St. #101

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Improper storage of raw and ready-to-eat foods
  • Improper date-marking

27. MS Express         Score: 12
2812 Sam Houston #C

  • Improper cold hold
  • Expired lunchables
  • Soda nozzles need cleaned and sanitized

28. Ms. G. Coffee Shop         Score: 3
2 Financial Plaza #715

  • Sanitizer too strong

29. Business Name Not Listed        Score: 13
218 E. Hwy 190

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Thermometer is needed for cooler

30. Popeye’s         Score: 15
2032 11th St.

  • Improper hot hold
  • Improper storage of drinks and personal items
  • Dipperwells not working and need repaired
  • Ice machine needs cleaned

31. Quality Suites         Score: 12
631 I-45 South

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper storage of personal drinks
  • Certified Food Manager is needed

32. Rodeo         Score: 52
3011 Hwy 30 W. #307

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Improper handwashing of employees
  • Improper storage of personal drinks
  • Improper storage of ready-to-eat watermelon in bar area
  • Raw meat and cooked meat being cut on same cutting board without proper sanitizing
  • Roach observed in wait station area
  • Improper storage of chemicals with clean utensils
  • Sanitizer too strong
  • Certified food manager needs to demonstrate better food safety practices
  • Sewage back-up in dishwashing area
  • Thermometer is needed for checking food temps.
  • Cutting board needs replaced and kept in good condition and cleaned and sanitized

33. SHSU Stadium Concessions         Score: 5
620 Bowers Blvd.

  • Improper cold hold

34. Schlotzsky’s         Score: 13
118 I-45 South

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Handsink must be accessible at all times

35. Walker        Score: 0
340 F Hwy 75 North

  • No major violations observed

36. Shipley Donuts #1         Score: 0
3011 Hwy 30W. #103A

  • No major violations observed

37. Shipley Donuts #2         Score: 9
113 Ave. M

  • Sugar ants observed around handsink
  • Sanitizer too strong
  • Thermometer needed in cooler

38. Skipper’s 10K Kwik Stop         Score: 4
104 I-45 South

  • Expired food in walk-in cooler

39. Smiley’s Express         Score: 20
266 FM 247#A

  • Improper cold hold
  • Expired food in display cooler
  • Improper storage of raw and ready-to-eat food
  • Improper use of handsink
  • Labels must be provided for pre-packaged foods
  • Improper date-marking
  • Both ice machines need cleaned and sanitized

40. Smoothie King         Score: 0
1328 Sam Houston Ave.

  • No major violations observed

41. Subway #4         Score: 13
601 75 North #A

  • Improper storage of personal items
  • Handsink needs papertowels
  • Certified food manager is needed
  • Utensils must be in good repair

42. Taqueria Lindo Mexico         Score: 21
902 11th St.

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper storage of personal items
  • Food needs covered in coolers to prevent cross-contamination
  • Soap is needed at handsink

43. The Treehouse School         Score: N/A
679 Cline St.

  • Hot water too hot at children’s handsink greater than 120 degrees

44. Wendy’s #2         Score: 23
639 Hwy 75 North

  • Improper cold hold
  • Molded strawberries in walk-in cooler
  • Improper use of time stickers for food being held at room temp.
  • Flies inside kitchen area
  • Thermometer needed for cooler

45. Whataburger         Score: 19
140 I-45 South

  • Improper cold hold
  • Employee food stored on back prep area
  • Foods must be properly covered to prevent cross-contamination
  • Multiple gnats in prep area
  • Foul odor observed in mop sink area and needs cleaned and plumbing repaired

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