Food service inspections
Aug. 24, 2010 at 8:24 a.m.
The Victoria City-County Health Department and its sister organization, the Crossroads Public Health District, inspect places where food is served in Victoria, DeWitt, Jackson and Calhoun counties.
In the inspection reports, each violation in the Food Temperature/Time Requirements category is 5 demerits; in the Personnel/Handling/Source Requirements category, 4 demerits; and in the Facility and Equipment Requirements, 3 demerits. Zero is a perfect score while 100 demerits is the worst possible score.
Each Wednesday, the Advocate publishes inspection results from the previous week. All demerits are reported, but only those in the categories of Food Temperature/Time Requirements and Personnel/Handling/Source Requirements are detailed.
FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUG. 13
Daniel's Tacos, 902 W. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 48. Need to correct cold hold temperature, need to wash hands after handling raw meat, cannot eat in kitchen and food prep area, need to cover dry ingredients, bugs found in flour, need to discard food more than four hours old, cannot have bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods, can not handle raw meat with ready-to-eat foods, need to keep time on food on counter, need to have hot water in back hand sink. There were five facility and equipment violations.
McDonald's, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 17. Need to wash hands before glove use, corrected on sight, flies in lettuce. Manager replaced with new lettuce. Three facility and equipment violations.
Beijing Garden, 339 Calhoun Plaza, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 14. Need to store raw meat below other foods, need to use four hour rule on all cold buffet items. There were two facility and equipment violations.
Subway, 412 W. Grand St., Yoakum. Demerits: 11. Need to wash hands before glove use and use gloves with ready-to-eat foods. One facility and equipment violations.
Bauer Community Center, Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 10. Need to have hot water checked in restrooms. Two facility and equipment violations.
China Wok, 302 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 9. Three facility and equipment violations.
Palacios Mexican Restaurant, 114 E. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 8. Need to correct cold hold temperature. There was one facility and equipment violation.
The Store, 611 U.S. Highway 77 A, Yoakum. Demerits: 8. Need to have approved label system on corn dogs, need to discard expired baby food.
Speedy Stop, 1501 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 8. Need to wash hands after coming back into kitchen area, need wear gloves while handling ready-to-eat foods.
Burger King No. 11204, 8501 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Using sanitizer, but need proper documentation. One facility and equipment violation.
Jack In The Box, 1510 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility and equipment violations.
Pizza Hut, 1201 W. Grand St., Yoakum. Demerits: 6. Two facility and equipment violations.
Cracker Barrel, 112 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to discard expired medications.
Pizza Hut, 1010 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. First Baptist Church of Yoakum, 202 Dunn St., Yoakum. Little Caeser's, 1907 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Kiny's, 108 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 3.
New Beginnings, 105 Ward St., Cuero. Cuero Country Club, 1305 E. S. Railroad St., Cuero. Health Food House, 4206 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. Walgreens, 5204 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Country Slaughter House, 3857 Burroughsville Road, Victoria. Sonic Drive Inn, 3008 Houston Highway, Victoria. 5 Points Stop, 607 N. Moody St., Victoria. Cakes by Courtney, 104 E. Main St., Suite 2, Edna. JR Food Store, 1201 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Whataburger No. 10, 509 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Skillet's Restaurant, 3405 U.S. Highway 59 N., Victoria. Inspected Aug. 5 with 22 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 18, violations not corrected.
Smolik's, 523 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Inspected Aug. 3 with 36 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 12, most violations corrected.
Country Store & Ice, 252 Highway 72, Yorktown. Inspected July 29 with 24 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 12, violations not corrected.
Texas Outpost, 308 state Highway 72, Yorktown. Inspected July 29 with 20 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 12, continuing to work on correcting violations.
Edgar & Gladys, Highway 72, Nordheim. Inspected July 29 with 12 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 12, violations corrected.