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Restaurant Inspections – March 2018

Routine health inspection results from the City of Huntsville for the month of March 2018


1. 3 Spoons Yogurt                                                                                        Score: 92 ˑ
1524 11th St. #B ˑ

  • Improper cold hold
  • 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
  • A certified food manager’s certification must be available on site at all times

3. Arnaud’s Cajun Kitchen                                                                        Score: 97 ˑ
2615 Montgomery Rd

  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain their food handler cards
  • Vent hood filters need to be cleaned

4. BK Shaved Ice                                                                                             Score: 98 ˑ
618 IH-45 South #C

  • 2018 Health Permit needs to be posted

5. Brookshire Bros. – Deli                                                                             Score: 97 ˑ
2601 11th Street

  • Improper cold hold

6. Burger King                                                                                                 Score: 94 ˑ
107 IH-45 South ˑ

  • Improper cold hold
  • Equipment not being used needs to be removed from establishment
  • Top of heat lamp, vent hood filters, and paper bag storage spaces need to be  cleaned
  • Missing vent hood filter needs to be replaced

7. Carbonero                                                                                                    Score: 97 ˑ
1524 11th Street #A

  • Containers must be covered to prevent cross-contamination

8. Carriage Inn                                                                                          Score: 89
2805 Lake Rd

  • Dishwasher temperature must reach

9. Chicken Express                                                                                        Score: 94
623 State HWY 75 North

  • Inside of ice machine needs to be cleaned
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Gaskets inside reach-in warmers, outside of reach-in warmers, and outside of ice machine needs to be cleaned

10. Chill Out Shaved Ice                                                                              Score: 97
402 11th Street

  • Sanitizer tested too weak

11. China House                                                                                              Score: 98
2105 Sam Houston Ave

  • Product inside walk-in cooler must be stored and covered properly to prevent cross-contamination, and all product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Ceiling fans, bottom and outside of 2-door reach-in cooler, inside and outside of black reach-in cooler, floors, shelves, ceilings in walk-in cooler, and all walls need to be cleaned and free of dust

12. Denim and Diamonds Pre-School-Kids Klub                             Score: N/A
1700 7th Street

  • Sanitizer tested too weak

14. El Patio Kitchen                                                                                       Score: 84
1901 Sycamore

  • Improper hot holding
  • Improper reheating
  • Product must be stored properly to prevent cross-contamination
  • Gloves must be used when handling ready to eat foods
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain their food handler cards
  • All product held in bulk-containers must be labeled
  • Floor between reach-in freezer and handsink, wall beside stainless steel and over electrical outlet, metal gas line, and outside wall under fan needs to be cleaned

15. Family Faith Church Kidzone                                                           Score: N/A ˑ
2407 Sam Houston Ave ˑ

  • Torn toy from Infant 2 room and book from Bridge room must be discarded
  • Expired milk pulled from reach-in cooler
  • Improper cold hold
  • Entrapment under gate needs to be repaired
  • Tree stump in playground needs to be at ground surface and sharp edges need to be removed

16. Farmhouse Café                                                                                      Score: 69
1325 University Ave

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Soiled water for utensils needs to be changed, broken containter of lemons needs to be replaced, knives stored behind 2 compartment sink need to be cleaned, and inside and outside of ice
    machine by exit door needs to be cleaned
  • Employees must use gloves or utensils to handle ready-to-eat foods and ice scoop is needed for ice
  • Leak in ceiling above electrical wires needs to be repaired
  • Person in charge and paperwork must be available on site at all times
  • Improper cooling method
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • 2018 Health Permit needs to be posted  for public view
  • Handsink is for handwashing only
  • All product must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Improper thawing method
  • Clean utensils must be stored properly to prevent cross-contamination
  • All product held in bulk containers must be labeled
  • Outside of oven, wall under dishwasher, flour containers, shelf under handsink, top of black plastic containers, order screen above prep cooler, back of microwave, shelf under cake table, and
    vent hood filters need to be cleaned
  • Placard needs to be posted for public view

17. H.I.S.D. Gibbs Pre-K Center                                                               Score: 99 ˑ
1800 19th street

  • Ice scoop must be stored properly inside ice machine

18. H.I.S.D. Huntsville Elementary                                                    Score: 96
87 Martin Luther King

  • Temperatures must be documented correctly for HACCP Logs
  • Expired ham pulled from freezer

19. H.I.S.D. Huntsville Intermediate                                                    Score: 100
431 HWY 190 East

  • No critical violations observed

20. H.I.S.D. Sam Houston Elementary                                               Score: 88
1641 7th Street

  • Improper hot hold
  • Expired cranberry jelly pulled from walk-in cooler ˑProduct held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Temperatures must be documented correctly for HACCP logs
  • Broken thermometer was pulled and discarded

21. H.I.S.D. Scott Johnson Elementary                                                Score: 98 ˑ

603 HWY 190 East

  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date

22. H.I.S.D. stewart Elementary                                                            Score: 97
3400 Boettcher Drive

  • Sanitizer bucket must be stored 6 inches off the floor

23. Hartz Chicken Buffet                                                                            Score: 73
3020 HWY 30 West

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Written time is needed for milk wash held at room temperature
  • Sanitizer must be available at all times
  • Cook needs to be properly trained on proper storage methods, how to make chlorine sanitizer, and cooking temperatures
  • Employee observed entering establishment and began work without washing hands
  • Sanitizer bleach bucket tested too strong
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain their food handler cards
  • Gasket on raw reach-in cooler needs to be replaced
  • Improper thawing method
  • Raw reach-in cooler, outside of equipment, bottom of reach-in freezer, floors in fryer area, and floors and shelves in dry storage area need to be cleaned.

24. Huntsville Memorial Hospital                                                         Score: 87
110 Memorial Hospital Drive ˑ

  • Improper cold hold
  • Soda nozzles need to be cleaned
  • No hot water pressure at back handsink
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • Thermometer is needed inside small reach-in cooler
  • Expired sandwiches and yogurt pulled from cafeteria reach-in cooler

25. Jimmy Johns                                                                                             Score: 90
2023 Sam Houston Ave

  • Chemical spray bottles must be labeled with chemical name
  • Toilet not working or disposing of waste properly needs to be prepared
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain their food handler cards
  • 2018 Health Permit needs to be posted for public view

26. Kroger Grocery & Dairy                                                                       Score: 100
223 IH-45 South

  • No critical violations observed

27. McDonalds #3 – #25591                                                                       Score: 94
2502 Sam Houston Ave

  • Improper cold hold
  • Equipment not working properly must maintain product temperature of 41°F and below
  • A certified food manager’s certification

28. Noemi’s Sno-Cones #1                                                                         Score: 100
597A Palm Street

29. Noemi’s Sno-Cones #2                                                                         Score: 100
309 HWY 190 East

  • No critical violations observed

30. Panda Express                                                                                         Score: 97 ˑ
247 IH-45 South

  • 2018 Health Permit needs to be postedfor public view
  • A certified food manager’s certification must be available on site at all times

31. Pinky’s Down Home Cooking                                                            Score: 100
113 HWY 30 East

  • No critical violations observed

32. Pizza Hut #1                                                                                              Score: 90
3010 HWY 30 West #F

  • Drain under 3 compartment sink needs a 1-inch air gap to prevent backflow
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain their food handler cards
  • 2018 Health permit needs to be posted
  • Rubber baseboard under 3 compartment sink needs to be resealed to the wall
  • Vent hood service is past due, and vent hood over the fryers needs to be cleaned

33. Quick Food Mart                                                                                     Score: 94
101 East FM 2821

  • Dented cans pulled from shelf
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain their food handler cards
  • Expired sour cream pulled from reach-in cooler

34. S & S Express                                                                                           Score: 96
3003 Sam Houston Ave

  • Soda nozzles need to be cleaned
  • Expired ranch pulled from shelves

35. S.H.S.U. Aramark Catering                                                               Score: 95
1802 Avenue I

  • Expired product pulled from cooler
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must show 7 day expiration date
  • A certified food manager’s certification must be available on site at all times

36. S.H.S.U. Einstein Bagels & C-Store & Exp                                 Score: 97 ˑ
1802 Avenue I

  • Product in prep-cooler must be stored properly to prevent cross-contamination

37. S.H.S.U. Old Main Market                                                                  Score: 96 ˑ
1001 Bearkat Blvd.

  • Knives pulled from the deli need to be cleaned
  • FRP wall by grill needs to be cleaned or replaced, bottom of reach-in freezer and vent hood filters above BBQ oven need to be cleaned

38. S.H.S.U. Sushic, LLC                                                                            Score: 100
2008 Avenue J

  • No critical violations observed

39. Shipley Donuts #1                                                                              Score: 92
3011 HWY 30 West #103 A

  • Ready-to-eat foods must be covered properly to prevent cross-contamination
  • A certified food manager’s certification needs to be obtained
  • Employee personal items must be stored separately to prevent cross-contamination
  • Gaskets in reach-in cooler need to be cleaned
  • Certified food manager’s certification and placard needs to be posted for public view

40. Shipley Donuts #2                                                                                 Score: 89
113 Avenue M

  • Sanitizer bleach bucket tested too weak
  • Sanitizer bucket must be stored 6 inches off the floor
  • Thermometers need to be available in all coolers
  • Handsink is for handwashing only
  • Person in charge and paperwork must be available on site at all times

41. Smoothie King                                                                                          Score: 92
1328 Sam Houston Avenue

  • Improper cold hold
  • Sanitizer bleach bucket tested too weak
  • Employees have 30 days from the day of hire to obtain their food handler cards

42. Subway #2                                                                                                 Score: 95
3011 W HWY 30 #101A

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

43. Subway #4                                                                                                 Score: 88
601 SH 75 N #A

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Expired chicken patties in walk-in cooler
  • Food debris in front handsink needs to be cleaned
  • Handsink is for handwashing only
  • Improper thawing method
  • Handsinks need to be cleaned

44. Summit Christian Academy                                                              Score: N/A
3122 Montgomery Road

  • 2 torn bed mats pulled from room 101
  • Equipment in small playground area
    not being used needs to be removed

45. Taqueria La Esperanza                                                                       Score: 88
123 Avenue M

  • Improper hot hold
  • Expired rice pulled from reach-in cooler
  • Sanitizer tested too strong
  • Product held longer than 24 hours must be labeled with a 7 day expiration date
  • Placard needs to be posted for public view

46. Time Out Sports Bar                                                                             Score: 97
613 IH-45 South #C

  • Handsink is for hand washing only
  • Soda nozzles need to be cleaned

47. Valero Corner Store #348                                                                  Score: 92
605 IH-45 South

  • Improper cold hold
  • Expired bacon pulled from walk-in cooler
  • Floors and bottom of reach in freezer needs to be clean

48. Valero Corner Store #599                                                                  Score: 89
101 FM 980

  • Improper cold hold
  • Improper hot hold
  • Sanitizer quaternary bucket tested too weak
  • Improper date marking

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