Knoxville cafeteria barely passes health inspection

Knoxville cafeteria barely passes health inspection

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By DON DARE
Food for Thought Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The lowest scoring restaurant inspected recently has made the list before, several times.  This restaurant barely passed it's most recent unannounced inspection.

S&S Cafeteria, 4808 Kingston Pike - Grade: 70

The health department considers a score below 70 as unsanitary.

Food temperature was a problem. Cooked potatoes were at 130 degrees, but 140 and above is required to kill the growth of bacteria.

The inspector found frozen beef thawing at room temperature, that's about 72 degrees. At restaurants, frozen food is supposed to be thawed in the refrigerator at 41 degrees, not in the sink like mom used to do it at home.

Finally, when he checked the dishwasher, the inspector writes there was no sanitizer in the final rinse. Sanitizer is required so dishes and plates are cleaned and sanitized properly as the rules require.

Top Scores of the Week:

  • Red Hot Chili Dog, 9361 Kingston Pike - Grade: 100
  • Waffle House, 507 Lovell Road - Grade: 98
  • Remedy Coffee, 125 W. Jackson Avenue - Grade: 98
  • Firehouse Subs, 4916 Kingston Pike - Grade: 97
  • Sergeant Pepperoni's Pizza, 179 Seven Oaks Drive - Grade: 96
  • The Foundry, 747 W. Jackson Avenue - Grade: 95
  • El Charro, 6502 Kingston Pike - Grade: 95
  • French Market, 526 Gay Street - Grade: 93
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