Local Eateries Clean up Their Kitchens

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WHNT News 19 revisits some restaurant ratings that didn't cut the mustard at one point, but have since cleaned up their act.

  • Snead State Community College Cafeteria at 220 N. Walnut Street in Boaz scored a 67 in September.  A recent inspection has stands at 89.
  • Martin's Market at 8220 AL Highway 69 in Arab rose from a 69 to an 85 during their re-inspection.
  • The Golden Spoon Award: Fincher's Franks Mobile Stand at 11243 South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville earned a score of 99.

For all of the most recent health inspection scores, log on to the Alabama Department of Public Health Food Establishment Scores

Keep in mind, at all restaurants in the state of Alabama, a satisfactory score is 85 or above.  A score of 59 or less would result in an immediate suspension of a restaurant’s food permit and they would close.

An establishment that scores below 85 is required to correct their critical violations within 24 to 48 hours and be re-inspected within 60 days.  A score of below 60 results in closure and the establishment will not be allowed to legally re-open until all critical violations are abated and their inspection score is 85 or above.

The Alabama Department of Public Health posts restaurant ratings on its website.  Search for your favorite restaurant now and find out their score.

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