Hillcrest HS cafeteria reopened after violation corrected

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - By Kelvin Reynolds

TUSCALOOSA (WBRC) - Tuesday inspectors with the Tuscaloosa County Health Department gave the kitchen at Hillcrest High School a clean bill of health, after they closed it Wednesday of last week for two days for violations including rodent droppings, live roaches and a clogged drain.

The school was allowed to cook and serve food again Monday. During an initial inspection last week they cited critical items.

Tuesday afternoon, Stanley Hord, Direction of Child Nutrition for Tuscaloosa County Schools, says the problem resulted from bugs being transfered to the kitchen from numerous boxes that are shipped there. He also said more cleaning should have been done.

Since the problem was identified, they have exterminators at the school everday. The school cafeteria will also be fumigated when school is out next week for Thanksgiving break.

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