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Restaurant Inspections – January 2018

Routine Health Inspection results from the City of Huntsville for the month of January 2018


1. 12th Street Bar

Score: 100
1024 12th Street

  • No critical violations oberved

2. 1836 Steakhouse                                                                                       Score: 91
2641 11th Street

  • Dirty utensils left from night before and dirty cheese grater needs to be cleaned
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain their food handler cards
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Wine and whisky bottles must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Venthood filters need to be cleaned above the charbroil grill
  • The gaskets need to be cleaned in the prep cooler
  • Top of the containers stored by the 2nd prep cooler needs to be cleaned
  • Fan above the oven needs to be cleaned

3. 19th Hole At Raven Nest                                                                        Score: 83
457 IH 45 South

  • Employee on duty with no knowledge of food saftey training and location of paper work
  • A certified food manager’s certification must be available on site at all times
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • 2018 Health Permit must be posted for public view
  • Bottled water must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Floors need to be cleaned behind the grill, fryer, prep table, prep cooler and in front of the back door.  The microwave also needs to be cleaned.

4. Amazing Favor African Palace                                                           Score: 86
2916 Sam Houston Ave.

  • Paper work must be provided for all purchased product
  • Dishes in back storage area need to be cleaned
  • Dented cans on the shelves need to be pulled and discarded
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Sink in back area needs to be cleaned
  • All reach-in freezers need to be cleaned
  • Lights are needed in all freezers
  • Back storage area needs to be cleaned
  • Employee on duty with no knowledge of location of paper work

5. Arby’s                                                                                                             Score: 90
1504 11th Street

  • Warmer drawers need to be cleaned and sanitized
  • Employees have 30 days from the date of hire to obtain their food handler cards
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Handsink is for hand washing only and paper towels must be provided at all times
  • Counter under heat lamp, rust under soda machine, and reach in freezer needs to be cleaned

6. Bandera Grill & Bar                                                                                Score: 79
102 IH 45 North

  • Improper cold hold
  • Raw prep cooler red tagged due to improper temperatures
  • Ice machine needs to be cleaned
  • Employee must wash hands before food prep begins
  • Shredded cheese and product in salad cooler needs to be properly date-marked
  • Handsink is for hand washing only
  • Bulk containers need to be labeled
  • Vent hood filters, wire rack in walk-in cooler, reach-in freezer and ceiling above soda machine needs to be cleaned
  • Cover is needed on the outlet behind the soda machine

7. Bayes Achievement Center & Catering                                           Score: 94
7517 South HWY 75 # 206

  • Improper cold hold
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Cooler #5 needs to be cleaned

8. Best Box Ever Bakery, The                                                                   Score: 93
1329 University Ave. # B

  • Cook improperly washing hands with disposable gloves on
  • Chemical spray bottles must be labeled
  • Floor behind prep table by baseboard needs to be cleaned

9. Big E’s                                                                                                            Score: 100
1090 I-45 South

  • No critical violations observed

10. Big E’s Crawfish                                                                                      Score: 100
1090A I-45 South

  • No critical violations observed

11. Café Texan                                                                                                  Score: 88
1120 Sam Houston Ave.

  • Jalapenos must be covered properly to prevent cross-contamination
  • Sanitizer bucket tested improperly
  • Employees have 30 days from the date of to obtain their food handler cards
  • Thermometers are needed in the reachin freezer and the raw reach-in cooler
  • Vent hood filters, floor behind toasters, shelf under steam table, gaskets in reachin freezer and bottom of reach-in cooler needs to be cleaned
  • All freezers and coolers down stairs need to be cleaned
  • Wall beside the dishwasher needs to be cleaned
  • All paper work needs to be available during inspection

12. Chipotle # 2503                                                                                       Score: 98
213 IH-45 South

  • 2018 Health Permit needs to be posted

13. Dairy Queen                                                                                              Score: 81
632 IH-45 South

  • Improper cold hold
  • Sliced cheese must be covered properly to prevent cross-contamination
  • Sanitizer bucket tested too weak
  • Expired Triple Berry Mix pulled from smoothie cooler
  • Floor drain must drain properly to prevent cross-contamination
  • Rubber base board under three compartment sink and under heat lamp needs to be replaced or re-sealed
  • All bulk containers must be labeled
  • Ceiling tiles in storage area need to be replaced

14. Elkins Lake Clubhouse                                                                        Score: 81
632 Cherry Hills

  • Dented cans in storage room need to be discarded
  • All ready-to-eat foods must be stored above all raw product
  • Sanitizer buckets tested too weak
  • Expired ham pulled from the walk-in cooler
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Employee drink stored on shelf next to clean dishes
  • Shelves where clean dishes are stored on prep line need to be cleaned
  • Gaskets inside reach-in freezer and bottom of prep cooler need to be cleaned
  • Rubber baseboard behind dishwasher needs to be replaced
  • Soda gun holder and lid on rotisserie warmer needs to be cleaned
  • All expired product needs to be discarded

15. Fancy Donuts                                                                                            Score: 99
1938 Sam Houston Ave.

  • Floors behind the oven and fryer need to be cleaned

16. Five Loaves Deli                                                                                        Score: 96
1329 University # H

  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Wiping cloths must be stored inside sanitizer buckets at all times
  • Floors in front of back door and 2 door reach-in cooler need to be cleaned
  • Metal strip between doors inside cooler need to be cleaned
  • Dust needs to be removed from the inside and outside of door on ice machine

17. Fresh Do-nuts                                                                                          Score: 94
2514 Sam Houston # A

  • Chemical spray bottles need to be labeled
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Back reach-in cooler needs to be cleaned

18. Grand Buffet                                 Score: 86
111 IH-45 South # A

  • Improper hot hold
  • Food must be stored properly to prevent cross-contamination
  • Sanitizer buckets must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Wiping cloths must be stored inside sanitizer buckets at all times
  • Wall inside the walk in cooler, floors under equipment, gaskets inside coolers, and vent hood filters need to be cleaned
  • Cooking under missing vent hood filters
  • Venthood filters must be in place to prevent grease build up

19. Health & Energy                                                                                      Score: 100
1212 University Ave

  • No critical violations observed

20. Humphrey’s Bar & Grill                                                                      Score: 86
1930 Sam Houston Ave

  • Cutting board on pizza prep cooler needs to be replaced
  • Ice machine needs to be cleaned and sanitized
  • Chemical spray bottles must be labeled
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Handsink is for hand washing only
  • Ice machine lid needs to be repaired
  • Vent hood filters, floors around the dishwasher, freezer, and walk in cooler need to be cleaned
  • Expired whipping cream pulled from the walk-in cooler

21. I.H.O.P.                                                                                                       Score: 97
3008 HWY 30 West

  • Employees personal items must be stored properly to prevent crosscontamination
  • Forks being stored in front cooler must be stored properly and inverted
  • Counter under microwave and toaster needs to be cleaned

22. Jack-In-The-Box #2 (4702)                                                              Score: 90
3005 State HWY 30 West

  • Ice scoop must be stored properly to prevent any cross-contamination
  • Hand sink not draining properly
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Back reach-in cooler, three compartment sink and top of dishwasher needs to be cleaned

23. Kioku Asian Bistro                                                                                Score: 81
245 I-45 South # A

  • Improper cold hold.
  • Product inside cooler must be covered to prevent any cross-contamination
  • Double stacking of product inside prep cooler
  • Soda nozzles need to be cleaned
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards.
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date.
  • Handsink is for hand washing only
  • Multiple gnats and small ants observed inside kitchen
  • All utensils must be stored properly to prevent any cross-contamination
  • Floors behind wok, vent hood filters, and wall behind fryer need to be cleaned
  • Shelf where clean plates are stored, cocacola cooler and reach-in freezer needs to be cleaned

24. Mama Juanita’s                                                                                       Score: 91
154 I-45 South

  • Improper cold hold
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • Floor needs to be cleaned in walk-in cooler

25. Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina                              Score: 95
630 IH 45 South

  • Employee observed washing hands with disposable gloves on. Hands must be  washed properly with out gloves
  • Employee personal items must be stored properly to prevent cross-contamination
  • Bulk containers must be labeled with product name

26. McKenzie’s BBQ and Burgers                                                           Score: 94
1548 11th Street # 101

  • Improper hot hold
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler card
  • Vent hood filters needs to be cleaned

27. Pizza Hut #2                                                                                              Score: 93
4030 Sam Houston Ave #D

  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain food handler cards
  • 2018 Health Permit needs to be posted for public view
  • Base board needs to be re-secured to wall in front of the walk-in cooler, base board is needed on wall by prep cooler, floors under prep cooler and fryer needs to be cleaned, side of fryer and counter next to the fryer needs to be cleaned

28. Quality Suites                                                                                          Score: 91
631 I-45 South

  • Certified Food Manager is needed during inspecton at all times
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Chemical test strips must be available to properly test sanitizer
  • 2018 Health Permit must be purchased and posted for public view
  • Person in charge must have access to all paperwork needed during inspection

29. S.H.S.U. Grillworks                                                                               Score: 100
1802 Avenue I

  • No critical violations observed

30. S.H.S.U. PizzaHut-Chic-Fil-A                                                           Score: 100
1802 Avenue I

  • No critical violations observed

31. S.H.S.U. Subway                                                                                      Score: 100
1802 Avenue I

  • No critical violations observed

32. Sonic Drive In #1                                                                                     Score: 99
2518 Sam Houston Ave

  • Bottom of the prep cooler needs to be cleaned
  • The sides of the fryer and bread warmer need to be cleaned

33. Subway #1                                                                                                    Score: 79
1621 Sam Houston Ave

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Sanitizer buckets must be available before food prep begins
  • Chemical test strips are needed to properly test sanitizer buckets
  • 2018 Health Permit must be posted for public view
  • Hand washing stations must be supplied with soap and paper towels at all times
  • Utensils must be properly stored to prevent cross-contamination
  • Front counter tops need to be cleaned
  • Person in charge must have access to all paperwork during inspection

34. Toasted                                                                                                         Score: 88
1932 Sam Houston Ave

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Sanitizer bleach in three compartment sink tested too strong
  • 2018 Health Permit must be posted for public view
  • Side of fryer needs to be cleaned

35. Tomorrows Promise Montessori School                                     Score: N/A
2817 Old Houston RD

  • Cabinets in caterpillar area need to sanded and sealed
  • Mats pulled from caterpillar and butterfly room need to be repaired or replaced, mat inside baby bed needs to be cleaned and sink in caterpillar room needs to be cleaned
  • Dented cans need to be removed and discarded from kitchen
  • Water temperature on handsinks can not exceed 120 degrees fehrenheit
  • Hole needs to be filled in back play area to prevent intrapments

36. Tortilleria La Esperanza                                                                     Score: 100
123 Ave. M

  • No critical violations observed

37. Walls BBQ                                                                                                  Score: 93
601 HWY 75 North # C

  • Improper hot hold
  • No hot water available at handsink or three compartment sink
  • Hot water must be available for proper hand washing

38. Wynne Home                                                                                            Score: 100
1428 11th Street

  • No critical violations observed

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