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February 2015 Restaurant Inspections

The City of Huntsville’s Health Department Inspection Results for February 2015



1. 3 Spoons Yogurt       1524 11th Street #B           Score: 12

  • Improper cold hold
  •  No sanitizer available in prep/self serve areas
  • Employee personal items stored improperly

2. Ainsworth Meats #2          130 Col. Etheredge Blvd. #C            Score: 3

  • Sanitizer tested too strong

3. Bennie J’s Smoke Pit         621 9th Street            Score: 4

  • Smoking around BBQ Pit observed while product is being cooked.

4. Brookshire Bros. Meat Market             2601 11th Street          Score: 4

  • Expired product pulled from display coolers

5. Carbonero          1524 11th Street #A               Score: 9

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Cooked chicken stored with raw meats inside prep cooler

6. Carriage Inn           2805 Lake Rd            Score: 7

  • Multiple dented cans pulled from shelf.
  •  Can opener needs to be cleaned and sanitized

7. Chicken Express         623 Hwy 75 North                Score: 20

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper hot hold
  • Employees with long fingernails handling food without gloves.
  • Leak under back handsink needs to be repaired
  • Ice machine needs to be cleaned and sanitized

8. China House       2105 Sam Houston            Score: 11

  • Ready-to-eat foods being stored with raw beef.
  • Expiration dates are needed for all cooked product held longer than 24 hours.
  • Tongs stored inside steam well water and prep table needs to be cleaned every 24 hours

9. Church’s Fried Chicken      2711 11th Street           Score: 15

  • Improper hot hold
  •  Improper date marking
  • Leak under handsink needs to be repaired.
  • Ice machine needs to be cleaned and sanitized.
  • Single service plate with food debris needs to be discarded.

10. City Hall Café & Pie Bar         1421 Sam Houston           Score: 12

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper date marking
  • Thermometer needed for new refrigerator and freezer.

11. Domino’s Pizza        2411 Ave I           Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

12. The Draft Bar       2002 Sam Houston Ave.         Score: 16

  • Improper cooling
  •  Ready-to-eat foods stored with raw beef
  • Improper date marking
  • Cutting board in bad repair needs to replaced and product should be stored in proper containers.

13. Farmhouse Café               1325 University           Score: 11

  • Liquid eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods
  •  Improper date marking
  • Sanitizer tested too weak

14. Fresh Do-Nuts          2514 Sam Houston #A            Score: 24

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper storage of employee drinks
  • Expired milk pulled from front reach-in cooler
  • Raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods and open gallon of milk in self-serve area.
  • Improper date marking
  • Thermometer is needed in back reach-in cooler.

15. H.I.S.D. Commodity Warehouse         690 North Sam Houston             Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

16. H.I.S.D. Gibbs Pre-K Center       1800 19th Street       Score: 7

  • Dented cans pulled from dry storage area
  •  Splash guard on ice machine needs to be cleaned.

17. H.I.S.D. Huntsville Elementary          87 Martin Luther King          Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

18. H.I.S.D. Mance Park Middle School            1010 8th Street                   Score: 8

  • Improper hot holding
  • Improper storage of chemicals in spray bottles.

19. H.I.S.D. Sam Houston  Elementary            1641 7th Street                Score: 3

  • Knife with dry food debris and can opener needs to be cleaned and sanitized

20. H.I.S.D. Scott Johnson Elementary           603 Hwy 190 East                    Score: 3

  • Knife with dry food debris needs to be cleaned and sanitized

21. H.I.S.D. Stewart Elementary           3400 Boettcher Dr.                    Score: 4

  • No corrective action recorded for temperature out of compliance for HACCP.

22. Hardy’s Drive In              339 75 North         Score: 10

  • Expired food pulled from reach-in cooler and dented cans pulled from shelf.
  • No paper towels provided at handsink
  • Ice machine needs to be cleaned and sanitized.

23. Huntsville Memorial Hospital          110 Memorial Hospital Drive           Score: 7

  • Ingredient labels are needed for self-serve items.
  • Sanitizer tested too weak

24. I.H.O.P            3008 Hwy 30 West           Score: 13

  • Improper use of a handsink
  •  Medicine improperly stored with customer cups.
  • Dipper well should be in working properly to be used for a type of sanitizer
  • Sewer gas smell coming from girl restroom that needs to be repaired.
  • Small prep cooler needs to be provided with a thermometer.

25. Quality Suites           631 I-45 South                Score: 4

  • Tongs are needed for boiled eggs inside  self-serve cooler.

26. La Quinta Inn             124 I-45 North                   Score: 23

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Employee personal food sitting on prep table
  • Expired gallon of Milk inside walk-in cooler
  • Tongs not available for bread in self-serve area.
  • No sanitizer available for prep area and sanitizer tested too strong in spray bottle.

27. Mama Juanita’s              154 I-45 South                              Score: 18

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Open employee drink and food in kitchen prep area.
  • Sanitizer is needed for all food prep areas.
  • No Certified Food Manager
  • Ice machine needs to be cleaned and sanitized

28. MS Express             2812 Sam Houston #C                 Score: 4

  • Expired food pulled from reach-in cooler and dented cans pulled from shelf.

29. Ms. “G” Coffee Shop                 2 Financial Plaza #715                  Score: 11

  • Food prepared and out for self-serve cooler  must be provided with ingredient labels.
  • Cup stored inside handsink, handsink is for handwashing only.
  • Spray bottle must be labeled with chemical name.

30. New Life Church               512 11th Street                  Score: 3

  • Sanitizer is needed for pit/prep area

31. Noemi’s Sno-Cones #1              597A Palm Stree                       Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

32. Noemi’s Sno-Cones #2               309 Hwy 190 East                 Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

33. Panaderia Mauro Antonio Conchas                 218 E Hwy 190                 Score: 24

  • Improper cooling
  •  Improper cold hold
  •  Raw product stored above ready-to-eat foods and employee personal drink stored inside dry storage area.
  • Product must be provided with a 7 day expiration date.
  • Grease trap is needed for establishment
  • 2015 Health Permit should be posted for public view.

34. S.H.S.U. Moe’s Southwest Grill                   2008 Ave J                  Score: 33

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper hot hold
  • Improper rapid reheating
  • Employees must wash hands and change gloves after changing task.
  • Employees personal items must be stored away from all food and food contact surfaces and drinks be provided with a lid and straw stored under and away from food and food prep areas.
  • Equipment stored inside handsink, handsink is for handwashing only.
  • Sanitizer must be provided for all prep areas
  • All utensils, cutting boards and equipment must be washed, rinsed and sanitized and in good repair.

35. S.H.S.U. Stadium Concessions              620 Bowers St.                      Score: 0

  • No critical violations observed

36. S.H.S.U. Subway               1802 Ave I               Score: 5

  • Improper cold hold

37. Senior Center of Walker County                   340F Hwy 75 North                  Score: 18

  • Improper hot hold
  •  Expired product pulled from walk-in cooler
  • Chemical spray bottle must be labeled with chemical name.
  • Sanitizer tested too strong
  • Piece of card board on ice block inside ice machine.

38. Shipley Donuts #1                3011 Hwy 30 West #103A                  Score: 10

  • Open employee drink stored on prep table.
  •  Paper towels must be provided at handsink at all times and broken soap dispenser needs to be repaired.
  • Cheese and Ham containers need to be cleaned and sanitized.

39. Shipley Donuts #2                 113 Ave. M                      Score: 10

  • Bowl stored inside of handsink, handsink  is for handwashing only.
  • Chemical spray bottle must be labeled with chemical name.
  • Sanitizer tested too strong

40. Skipper’s 10K Kwik Stop                 104 I-45 South                      Score: 16

  • Improper cold hold
  •  All ice bags must be provided with store labels.
  • Expired product pulled from walk-in cooler
  • Toilet and handsink out of order inside women’s restroom.

41. Smiley’s Express             266 FM 247 #A                    Score: 58

  • Improper cooling
  •  Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Improper cooking temperatures
  • Employee drink stored with clean dishes, cooks with out hair nets or hats and cook with dirty uniform inside kitchen.
  • Pre-made/pre-packaged food items must be properly labeled
  • Expired food pulled from walk-in cooler and display cooler.
  • Employee personal items stored with clean dishes, raw eggs sitting above ready-to-eat foods and front handsink being used as dump sink. Handsink is for handwashing only.
  • Cooked product must be provided with expiration dates.
  • Chemical spray bottle must be labeled with chemical name.
  • Sanitizer tested too strong in spray bottle and too weak inside 3 compartment sink.
  • Sanitizer must be available in all prep areas.
  • Due to past inspection scores Certified Food Manager is required for afternoon shifts.
  • No paper work provided for grease trap showing it has been cleaned.
  • Food thermometer is needed to take temperatures for cooked, cooling, cold hold and hot holding foods.
  • Utensils should be in good repair.

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

  • No critical violations observed

43. Wendy’s #2                639 State Hwy 75 North                 Score: 15

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Hot water at handsink must reach a minimum of 100 degrees F within 15 seconds.
  • Sanitizer tested too weak
  • Towels must be stored inside sanitizer buckets and soda nozzles need to be cleaned and sanitized.

44. Yummy Yummy Mongolian Grill & Sushi              3006 Hwy 30 West #B                Score: 29

  • Improper cold hold
  •  Improper hot hold
  • Employee observed washing hands with gloves on.
  • Employee drinks and personal items stored on top of prep table.
  • Multiple dented cans pulled from shelf.
  • Cross-contamination with personal drinks and items stored in ice inside bar area. Ice being used for customer drinks.
  • No sanitizer available in sushi prep area


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