Food held at improper temperatures in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

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Below you will find the violations along with the health inspector's notes and response from spokespeople from the restaurants. All critical violations were resolved in under a week.

Madison County

Moe's Original Bar-B-Que

445 Providence M Huntsville, AL 35806

Score: 84


  • 'Wire baskets frayed. COS (corrected on site). Mgr(manager) removed.'
  • 'Establishment using dish machine with no concentration of sanitizer. COS. Mgr repaired the machine.'
    • Note: The manager said the machine was not broken as the word 'repaired' may indicate.
  • 'Ice machine dirty.'
    • 'Follow up. Ice machine was cleaned.'
  • 'Fish 51F, chicken 54F-68F, Cheese 46F, broccoli salad 49F.'
    • 'Follow up. Chicken relocated to WIC (walk-in-cooler) - 40F, Fish 41F, Mixed broccoli 40F, Chicken 40F.'

The manager who says they now have a new cooler and he assured WHNT News 19 they prepare their food fresh every day.


Fuji Japanese Cuisine

2246 Winchester Rd. Huntsville, AL 35811

*UPDATE: As of August 1, Fuji Japanese Cuisine got a 94 on their most recent inspection.

Score: 83

  • 'Raw shrimp at 72F, all items in two coolers 44F- 48F.'
    • Follow Up: 'Shrimp 40F.'
  • 'Dates not labeled on sushi fish, log not kept January - May'
    • Follow-up. Timed sushi log for the rice kept as of 6/15/18.
  •  'Several dirty knives and plates'
    • 'Follow-up. No dirty dishes in storage.'

The owner/manager says the shrimp was about to be cooked and was only out for a few minutes. He says his fish is always fresh and changes out his sushi rice every four hours. He added he has never had a temperature problem before and says the silverware was not dirty, just old.


Hardee's # 5658

11909 Hwy 231/43 N Meridianville, AL 35759

Score: 83

  • 'Chicken patties being held at 94F.'
    • The required temperature is 135F according to the health department*
    • 'Follow-up. Chicken patty 147F.'
  • 'Grease was found dripping from the barrel onto the ground.'
    • 'Follow-up. Grease was cleaned by management.'

Franklin County

Clean Plate Winner:

Los Primos

105 Marion St Russellville, AL 35653

Score: 100

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