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Restaurant Inspections – December 2017

Routine health inspection results from the City of Huntsville for December 2017


1. AM Express                                                                                                  Score: 89
2904 Sam Houston Ave.

  • Expired Mozzarella and Shredded Cheese pulled from walk-in cooler
  • Utensils must be stored properly and sanitizer must be available at all times.
  • Containers must be labeled with correct product name
  • Handsink must be accessible at all times.

2. Baking Sweet Memories                                                                        Score: 100
1114 10th Street

  • No critical violations observed

3. Best Catch Fish and Seafood                                                              Score: 96
1798 Hwy 30 East

  • Sanitizer tested weak
  • Wild game being processed during hours of Best Catch operations

4. Best Western of Huntsville                                                                   Score: 93
201 W. Hill Park Cir.

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper date marking
  • Broken thermometer needs to be replaced

5. Boys Baseball Concessions                                                                  Score: 98
448 SH 75 North #B

  • Door needs to be sealed to become non absorbent and extra equipment needs to be removed from facility

6. Brookshire Bros. – Bakery                                                                   Score: 100
2601 11th Street

  • No critical violations observed

7. Brookshire Bros. – Produce                                                                 Score: 100
2601 11th Street

  • No critical violations observed

8. Chili’s Grill & Bar                                                                                     Score: 66
123 IH-45 North

  • Improper cooling
  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper cooking temperature
  • Double stacking with ready-to-eat foods and chocolate cake stored on top of box inside 1st prep cooler
  • Broken knives pulled from back prep table.
  • Sanitizer stored on top shelf with readyto-eat foods
  • Temperatures must be taken by employees to ensure proper temperatures
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Walk-in cooler not maintain product
  • Utensils must be stored properly and sanitizer temperature.
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show proper prep and expiration dates.
  • Paper towels must be provided at handsink at all times
  • Multiple gnats observed in back kitchen/prep area
  • Product must be stored 6 inches off the floor.
  • Shelf under and inside microwave needs to be cleaned. Top of dishwasher, back splash behind soda nozzles need to be cleaned and back shelf under microwave need to be cleaned. Venthood filters
    need to be cleaned
  • Light out inside venthood needs to be replaced
  • Mop sink needs to be cleaned
  • Certified Food Manager certificate needs to be posted for public view

9. Church Bar-B-Que                                                                                   Score: 87
2601 Montgomery Rd.

  • Improper hot hold
  • Expired eggs pulled from reach-in cooler.
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Employee drink stored on top shelf inside 3 door reach-in cooler
  • Water, gloves and single use cups must be stored 6 inches off the floor

10. Cinema Ten                                                                                                Score: 95
3 Financial Plaza

  • Improper hot hold
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards

11. Creekside Retirement                                                                           Score: 99
1433 Veteran’s Memorial Pwky

  • Return AC vent needs to be cleaned above Community food prep area

12. Days Inn & Suites                                                                                   Score: 94
160 IH-45 South

  • Improper cold hold
  • Sanitizer tested to weak

13. Deluxe Tapioca                                                                                        Score: 98
2038 Sam Houston Ave. #A

  • Certified Food Manager certificate must be obtained

14. Denny’s                                                                                                        Score: 72
3016 W. SH 30

  • Improper cold hold
  • Double stacking inside 2nd prep cooler of ready-to-eat foods
  • Cooler needs to be cleaned and sanitized every 24 hours
  • Waitstaff must wear gloves or use tongs when handling ready-to-eat foods
  • Leak under disposal sink needs to be repaired
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Cooked/prepared foods must show 7 day expiration date
  • Broken thermometer inside 1st prep cooler needs to be replaced
  • Broken metal strip on bottom of prep cooler needs to be repaired and accumulating food cleaned
  • Multiple gnats observed in dishwashing area
  • Cardboard boxes holding plastic bags need to be removed from kitchen area, and front under counter cooler not working and needs to be removed
  • Top of stove and grill need to be cleaned, venthood filters and bottom of cooler need to be cleaned
  • Tables and boards being stored outside and need to be removed
  • Placard needs to be posted for public view

15. Dollar General #4                                                                                   Score: 97
3500 Montgomery Rd.

  • 2017 Health Permit needs to be posted for public view
  • Placard or inspection must be posted for public view

16. EZ Food Mart                                                                                             Score: 90
7005 Hwy 75 South

  • Sanitizer tested strong
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Chlorine test strips are needed
  • Paper towels are needed at handsink at all times
  • Placard needs to be posted for public view and expired pre-packaged food pulled from shelf

17. Falco’s C Store                                                                                          Score: 92
1901 Sycamore Ave.

  • Expired chocolate milk pulled from walk in cooler
  • Ice machine needs to be cleaned and sanitized
  • Hot water below 100 degrees F, must be above 100 degrees F to package ice

18. Firehouse Subs                                                                                         Score: 97
235 I-45 South #A

  • Improper hot hold

19. Five Guys Burgers & Fries                                                                  Score: 98
255 IH-45 South #F

  • Employees have 30 days from the day of ire to obtain food handler cards

20. Gods Precious Cargo                                                                            Score: 99
719 10th Street

  • Placard must be posted for public view

21. Good Shepherd Mission                                                                      Score: 95
1005 Martin Luther King

  • Expired baby food, dented cans and molded bread pulled from dry storage shelf
  • Both white reach-in coolers with rust need to be repaired, cabinets with pealing paint need to be replaced and wall next to white reach-in cooler needs to be repaired

22. Hampton Inn & Suites                                                                         Score: 91
120 Ravenwood Village Dr.

  • Improper cold hold
  • Expired Milk pulled from reach-in cooler
  • Ice bath method must maintain product at 41 degrees F and below
  • Placard and Certified Food Manager certificate must be posted for public view

23. Hardy’s Drive In                                                                                     Score: 94
339 SH 75 North

  • Expired Milk and Lunchables pulled from reach-in cooler
  • Chlorine test stripes are needed
  • Expired pre-packaged food pulled from shelves

24. Head Start                                                                                                 Score: N/A
125 FM 980

  • Outlet needs to be covered inside Lily room
  • Sanitizer spray bottles tested weak

25. Highway Food Store                                                                               Score: 92
269 Hwy 75 North

  • Sanitizer tested weak
  • Expired Milk pulled from walk-in cooler
  • Product must be stored 6 inches off the floor inside walk-in cooler
  • Ceiling tiles inside storage room need to be replaced

26. Hitchin Post Truck Terminal                                                             Score: 97
500 I-45 North

  • Improper cold hold

27. Huntsville Food Mart #1                                                                      Score: 97
2309 Lake Rd.

  • Sanitizer tested weak

28. Huntsville Food Mart #2                                                                    Score: 92
120 Highway 30 east

  • Expired Bologna and grey fuzzy substance observed on onion
  • Sanitizer tested to weak
  • Floor behind fryer and grill need to be cleaned and top of fryer needs to be cleaned

29. Jack-In-The-Box #1                                                                                Score: 95
2251 Sam Houston Ave.

  • Improper cold hold
  • Warmer drawer holster, front drain under coke machine and shelf under microwave needs to be cleaned
  • Correct dated placard must be posted for public view

30. Kroger Starbucks Score: 100
223 IH-45 South

  • No critical violations observed

31. La Mexicana Taqueria #2                                                                    Score: 90
269 SH 75 North #B&C

  • Improper cold hold
  • Sanitizer tested weak inside meat market
  • Paper towels are needed at meat market handsink
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Handsink inside meat market and microwave needs to be cleaned

32. Mayflower Bakery                                                                                  Score: 98
1306 Sam Houston Ave. #B

  • Large container must be properly labeled with product name
  • Certified Food Manager certificate must be posted for public view.

33. McDonald’s #1                                                                                          Score: 95
2719 11th St.

  • Improper hot hold
  • Ice scoop being stored improperly in ice.
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor

34. MS Express                                                                                                  Score: 93
2812 Sam Houston Ave. #C

  • Soda nozzles need to be cleaned and sanitized
  • Three compartment sink with leak needs to be repaired
  • Expired pre-packaged food pulled from shelf

35. MS. ‘G’ Coffee Shop                                                                               Score: 94
2 Financial Plaza #715

  • Certified Food Manager certificate needs to be obtained
  • Product packaged and out for self-serve needs to be provided with labels
  • Product prepared and held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date

36. Papa John’s                                                                                               Score: 95
2128 Sam Houston Ave. #A

  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Paper towels are needed at handsink at al times
  • Floors inside walk-in cooler needs to be cleaned

37. Papa Keith’s #2/Deli                                                                              Score: 79
563 I-45 South

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Sanitizer tested weak
  • Chemical spray bottles stored improperly with ready-to-eat foods
  • Certified Food Manager certificate is needed
  • Walk-in cooler must maintain product at 41 degrees F and below
  • Paper towels are needed inside restroom
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Floor inside storage room needs to be cleaned
  • Expired pre-package food pulled from shelf and Certified Food Manager certificate must be posted for public view

38. Patio on the Square Café                                                                    Score: 100
1115 University Ave.

  • No critical violations observed

39. Potato Shack                                                                                             Score: 100
1229 Josey

  • No critical violations observed

40. Smileys Express #3                                                                                Score: 94
3612 Montgomery Rd.

  • Improper cold hold
  • Product must be stored 6 inches off the floor inside storage room and walk-in cooler
  • Floors need to be cleaned in between aisles and kitchen
  • Expired pre-packaged product pulled from shelf

41. Stop & Stop                                                                                                 Score: 90
320 SH 190 East

  • Sanitizer tested strong
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler card
  • Ingredient and Allergen label are needed for donuts out for self serve
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Venthood filters, floors and fryer counter needs to be cleaned
  • Expired pre-package product pulled from shelf and Certified Food Manager certificate is needed. First Aid Kit is needed as well

42. Subway #3                                                                                                  Score: 88
901 11th Street

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Sanitizer tested weak
  • 2017 Health Permit needs to be posted for public view
  • Certified Food Manager certificate and placard needs to be posted for public view

43. Subway #5                                                                                                 Score: 100
120 FM 2821 W #B

  • No critical violations observed

44. Taco Mania                                                                                                Score: 100
1110 Ave. M

  • No critical violations observed

45. Taqueria Lindo Mexico                                                                       Score: 80
902 11th St.

  • Improper cold hold
  • Product cooked and held longer than 7 days needs to be discarded
  • Double stacking of ready-to-eat food inside prep cooler
  • Sanitizer tested to weak inside dishwasher
  • Chemical spray bottle needs to be labeled with chemical name
  • Cooked/prepared product with incorrect preparation date
  • Product being defrosted at room temperature
  • Reach-in freezer needs to be cleaned
  • Area around dumpster needs to be cleaned and extra equipment not being used needs to be removed from establishment

46. Walker County Sheriff’s Department                                           Score: 100
655 W. FM 2821 Rd.

  • No critical violations observed

47. West Hill Exxon                                                                                       Score: 91
115 I-45 North

  • Soda nozzles need to be cleaned and sanitized every 24 hours
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler card
  • Paper towels are needed in both restrooms
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Expired pre-packaged product pulled from shelf

48. Wingstop                                                                                                     Score: 91
3011 State Hwy 30 West #103-B

  • Sanitizer spray bottle tested to weak
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler card
  • Handsink must be equipped with soap at all times
  • Floor inside walk-in cooler needs to be cleaned and doors on prep cooler and reach-in cooler need to be cleaned
  • Placard needs to be posted for public view

49. Yummy Yummy Mongolian Grill & Sushi                                   Score: 89
3006 Hwy 30 West #B

  • Improper cold hold
  • Ice scoop stored improperly on top of ice
  • Sanitizer must be available in prep areas at all times
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards

50. Zach’s Bar & Grill                                                                                   Score: 91
2707 Sam Houston

  • Improper hot hold
  • Product must be stored 6 inches off the floor inside walk-in cooler
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards

51. Zipp’s Food Mart                                                                                     Score: 90
1101 Sycamore Ave.

  • Improper hot hold
  • Raw eggs being stored on shelf with ready-to-eat food
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Expired pre-package product pulled from walk-in cooler

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