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Enforcement Actions

The inspection and regulation of food establishments and other facilities in Alabama is the responsibility of the Alabama Department of Public Health environmental staff at the county health departments and the Division of Food, Milk and Lodging (FML). The Department issues enforcement actions where immediate hazards exist or where compliance is not obtained voluntarily.

An establishment is required to immediately cease operations in the event of any of the following: extended interruption of electrical or water service, complete lack of refrigeration, complete lack of hot water, sewage backup, misuse of poisonous or toxic materials, onset of an apparent foodborne illness outbreak, or other circumstance that may endanger public health, including an inspection score of less than sixty. Operations are not resumed until an inspection indicates conditions constituting an imminent health risk and a substantial hazard no longer exist.

Below is a list of recent (within the last 90 days) enforcement actions for food service establishments, lodging facilities and body art facilities. In most instances conditions are corrected and the establishment can reopen within a few hours. To verify the current status of a particular establishment, contact the Environmental Office of the local county health department.

Food Establishments

Fuel Zone
Decatur, Alabama 35601
04/06/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Greater Praise Joy and Laughter Daycare
Whistler, Alabama 36612
04/05/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Government Plaza Snack Shop
Mobile, Alabama 36644
03/30/2016
Purpose: Operating without a valid permit

Bud's 19
Decatur, Alabama 35603
03/29/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Pizza Hut #2940
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
03/21/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Subway
Mobile, Alabama 36604
03/18/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of water

Church's Chicken/BP Alabaster
Alabaster, Alabama 35007
03/16/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

McDonalds
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
03/11/2016
Purpose: Roof leak

Super China Buffet
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
03/11/2016
Purpose: Roof leak

Burger King
Leeds, Alabama 35094
03/04/2016
Purpose: Electrical issue above the walk-in cooler

Garfield's Restaurant and Pub
Jasper, Alabama 35501
03/03/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Jimmy Johns
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
03/03/2016
Purpose: Collapsed sewer lines and inoperable restrooms

Domino's #5829
Mobile, Alabama 36609
03/02/2016
Purpose: Gas leak

Hustler's Pub
Phenix City, Alabama 36870
03/01/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Chow King
Albertville, Alabama 35951
02/26/2016
Purpose: Inspection score less than 60

Pruett's Restaurant
Centre, Alabama 35960
02/25/2016
Purpose: Sewage backing up into establishment

One Arya, Inc.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
02/25/2016
Purpose: Rodent infestation

McDonald's
Bessemer, Alabama 35022
02/23/2016
Purpose: Roof leak above food preparation area

Subway #3648
Birmingham, Alabama 35215
02/22/2016
Purpose: Inadequate refrigeration

Backyard Burgers
Vestavia, Alabama 35216
02/15/2016
Purpose: Roof leak above food preparation area

McDonald's
Mobile, AL 36608
02/15/2016
Purpose: Sewage backing up into establishment

KFC
Oxford, Alabama 36203
02/11/2016
Purpose: complete lack of hot water

La Gudalupana
Foley, Alabama 36536
02/10/2016
Purpose: complete lack of hot water

Burger King
Greenville, Alabama 36037
02/10/2016
Purpose: Fire damage

The Kountry Cafe
Goodwater, Alabama 35072
01/07/2016
Purpose: Interruption of water service

Mother Goose Day Care
Troy, Alabama 36081
01/26/2016
Purpose: Lack of adequate refrigeration

El Patron Mexican Cafe
Fosters, Alabama 35463
02/08/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

China Wok
3156 Airport Blvd
Mobile, Alabama 36609
Purpose: Score below 60

Sams Club Meat Market and Bakery
3250 Airport Blvd.
Mobile,  Alabama 36609
Purpose: Sewage backing up into establishment

American Deli
2230 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35810
01/12/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Hibachi Express
1720 6th Avenue
Decatur, Alabama 35601
01/11/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Johnny Rays
309 Huntley Parkway 
Pelham, Alabama 35124
01/08/2016
Purpose: Ongoing illness outbreak

Willy T's
21490 Highway 59
Robertsdale, Alabama 36576
01/19/2016
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water


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Lodging Facilities


University Inn
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265
04/06/2016
Purpose: Room 215 was found to be contaminated with live insects, namely bed bugs

Country Court Motel
Anniston, Alabama 36207
04/06/2016
Purpose: Room 22 was found to be contaminated with live insects, namely bed bugs

Econo Lodge
Oxford, Alabama 36203
03/25/2016
Purpose: Room 112 was found to be contaminated with live insects, namely bed bugs

Super 8 Motel
Mobile, Alabama 36619
03/22/2016
Purpose: Rooms were found to be contaminated with live insects, namely bed bugs

Comfort Inn
Mobile, Alabama 36608
03/10/2016
Purpose: Operating without a valid permit

Baymont Inn and Suites
Jayesh Patel
71 Jameson Lane
Greenville,  Alabama 36037
12/04/2015
Purpose: Room 115 was found to be contaminated with live insects, namely bed bugs

Quality Inn Oxford/Anniston
Jenna Lodging, LLC
161 Colonial Drive
Oxford, Alabama 36203
9/30/2015
Purpose: Room 122 was found to be contaminated with live insects, namely bed bugs

American Inn
Nikhil Doshi
2617 Highway 31 South
Decatur, Alabama 35603
9/17/2015
Purpose: Rooms 105,106,111,112, and 114 were found to be infested with live insects, namely bed bugs

The Linden Inn
705 South Main Street
Linden, AL 36748
Date issued: 9/9/2015 for an infestation of rodents and insects including roaches, fleas and bed bugs

In most cases closure orders for hotels only affect one room or a small number of rooms and not the entire facility. To verify the current status of a particular establishment, contact the Environmental Office of the local county health department.

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Body Art Facilities


None to report at this time.

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Last Updated: 03/14/16


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