ALABAMA: Health department restaurant ratings

Posted: July 16th, 2009 - 2:15pm
Source: Birmingham News

The Jefferson and Shelby County departments of health regularly inspect all establishments where food is prepared or sold for human consumption. These scored inspections were made without prior notification of the food service owner, operator or employees.
Points are deducted on a scale of 1 to 5, with the higher numbers indicating more serious problems. The health departments consider 4- and 5-point violations as critical items requiring immediate action.
The lists are divided into those that scored 84 or lower out of a possible 100 and those that scored 97 or higher out of a possible 100.
JEFFERSON COUNTY
84 and lower
Captain D's, No. 3679, 2060 Pinson Valley Parkway, Tarrant (71). Potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during hot holding (5 points); potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during cold holding (5 points); smooth, easily cleanable food contact surfaces not properly provided (4 points); presence of roaches (4 points); toxic items not properly stored (4 points); facilities did not maintain proper product temperature (1 point); single service articles not properly stored (1 point); paper towels not properly provided at kitchen hand sink (2 points); outdoor trash bin not properly covered (1 point); floors not clean and not in good repair (2 points).
Cocina Superior, 587 Brookwood Village, Homewood (80). Potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during hot holding (5 points); potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during cold holding (5 points); food contact surfaces not clean (5 points); facilities did not maintain proper product temperature (1 point); original food container not properly labeled (1 point); in use, between use, ice-dispensing utensils not properly stored (1 point); soap, paper towels and hand-washing sign not properly provided at all hand sinks (2 points).
Mafiaoza's, Two Dexter Ave. (81). Certified food safety manager not provided on premises all hours of operation (5 points); potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during hot holding (5 points); presence of back flow in plumbing (4 points); proper cooling methods not properly used (1 point); thermometers not properly provided (1 point); temperature gauge for wash cycle on dish machine not in good repair (1 point); wiping cloths not properly stored (1 point); drying of clean utensils not proper (1 point).
McDonald's, No. 51, 1960 Edwards Lake Road, Trussville (77). Proper documentation not properly provided for required food safety training for all food service employees (5 points); potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during cold holding (5 points); hand-washing facilities did not meet proper requirements (4 points); toxic items not properly stored (4 points); thermometers not properly provided (1 point); non-food contact surfaces not in good repair (1 point); hand-washing sign not properly posted (2 points); current inspection report not properly posted in a conspicuous place inside the food establishment (1 point).
97 and higher
Arby's, No. 6224, 2301 Center Point Parkway (97).
Chan Lee's, 1901 Sixth Ave. North, Suite 256 (97).
El Carreton, 1100 Pecan Road, Gardendale (98).
5th Avenue Coffee House, 1909 Fifth Ave. North (99).
Habaneros Mexican Grill, 1477 Gadsden Highway, Suite 126 (97).
Hamburger Heaven, 180 Oxmoor Road, Homewood (100).
Hardee's, 2146 Sweeny Hollow Road (100).
Honeybaked Ham Company, 7001 Crestwood Blvd., Suite 114 (98).
Host International Commissary, 5900 Airport Highway (97).
Host International Raceway Cafe, 5900 Airport Highway (97).
Jim Davenport's Pizza Palace, 2837 Cahaba Road (97).
Joe Muggs Cafe at Books-A-Million, 3429 Lowery Parkway, Fultondale (97).
Marriott Concierge, 3590 Grandview Parkway (98).
Mountain Brook Creamery, 2715 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook (97).
Pizza Hut-Main Kitchen, 5900 Airport Highway, Suite 34 (97).
Rusty's Barbecue, 7484 Parkway Drive, Leeds (98).
Sherry's Floral Creations, 1603 Center Point Parkway (100).
Sonic of Gardendale, 1020 Decatur Highway, Gardendale (97).
Starbucks Coffee Company, 231 State Farm Parkway, Homewood (99).
Subway, No. 30978, 1329 Walker Chapel Road, Fultondale (98).
Whataburger, No. 894, 1860 Center Point Parkway (100).
Zoe's Kitchen, 180 Main St., Suite 140, Hoover (98).
SHELBY COUNTY
84 and lower
El Primo, 8156 U.S. 31 South (67). Employee drinking in food prep area (5 points); hair restraints not properly worn (1 point); potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during hot holding (5 points); thermometers not properly provided (1 point); food contact surfaces not properly maintained (5 points); ware-washing facilities did not meet proper requirements (1 point); wiping cloths not properly stored (1 point); single service articles not properly stored (1 point); leak in plumbing at sink (1 point); hot water not properly provided at hand-washing facilities (2 points); presence of flies (4 points); lighting not properly provided (1 point); employee dressing/storage area not properly situated (1 point); toxic items not properly stored (4 points).
Ginza Japanese Restaurant, 5291 Valleydale Road, Suite 101 (81). Employee did not properly wash hands (5 points); food source not of sound condition (5 points); non-food contact surfaces not clean (1 point); non-food contact surfaces not properly constructed (1 point); storage of clean equipment/utensils not proper (1 point); floors not clean (2 points); toxic items not properly stored (4 points).
Gordo's Deli/Bakery, 2991 Shelby County 95, Helena (84). Potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during cold holding (5 points); thermometers not conspicuous (1 point); non-food contact surfaces not clean (1 point); wiping cloths not properly stored (1 point); storage of clean equipment/utensils not proper (1 point); plumbing (mop sink) not properly maintained (1 point); ceiling not clean (2 points); toxic items not properly labeled (4 points).
Poppa's Billiards, 2722-D Chandalar Place Drive, Pelham (80). Thermometers not properly provided (1 point); in use, between use, food/ice dispensing utensils not properly stored (1 point); food contact surfaces not clean (5 points); non-food contact surfaces not clean (1 point); non-food contact surfaces not properly constructed (1 point); storage of clean equipment not proper (1 point); hot water not properly provided at hand sink (4 points); water supply not properly provided (1 point); sanitary towels/hand-drying devices not properly provided (2 points); toilet room not properly supplied (1 point); floors and walls not clean (2 points).
Zapata's, 2005 Valleydale Road, Suite Three (82). Employee drinking in food prep area (5 points); potentially hazardous food did not meet proper temperature requirements during hot holding (5 points); food contamination not properly prevented during storage (1 point); non-food contact surfaces not clean (1 point); non-food contact surfaces not properly constructed (1 point); storage of clean equipment not proper (1 point); water supply/disposal not properly maintained (1 point); floors did not meet proper requirements (2 points); lighting not adequately provided (1 point).
97 and higher
122 Tree Lane, 776 Second St., Helena (98).
AFC Sushi at Publix, No. 1073, 9200 Alabama 119, Suite 1400 (98).
Home Plate Cooking, 1915 Shelby County 58, Helena (97).
Shoal Creek Country Club Grill, 100 New Williamsburg Drive (97).
Subway Chelsea, No. 21818, 100 Chelsea Corner Way, Suite 107 (97).
Waffle House, No. 1825, 5087 U.S. 31 (97).
 

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16.jul.09
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Birmingham News
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