Food service inspections
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 OCT. 22
Maya Mexican Restaurant, 901 W. Grande Ave., Yoakum. Demerits: 24. Need to cover food in walk-in, need to keep shrimp below beans, need to date label food for seven days. Four facility and equipment violations.
La Plazita, 206 W. Main St., Cuero. Demerits: 18. Need to wash hands with warm water and use paper towels, cover drinks with lids, hand sink for hand washing only, use gloves with ready-to-eat foods. Two facility and equipment violations.
White Leghorn Cafe, 14297 Highway 87 N., Westhoff. Demerits: 12. Need to have employee drinks covered with lids and use stray, need to use gloves, need to put raw food below other food.
Dairy Queen, Highway 185, Bloomington. Demerits: 12. Need to cover food in walk-in cooler. One facility and equipment violation.
Stripes, 10408 E. Loop 463, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Need to have ingredients labeled on wrapped sandwiches and burgers, do not stack food pans on food. One facility and equipment violation.
Courtneys Diner and Bakery, 104 E. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 7. Need to have cover drinks with lids. One facility and equipment violation.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 7905 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility and equipment violations.
Jasons Deli, 5301 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility and equipment violations.
Texan Nursing and Rehab, 3007 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility and equipment violations.
Westhoff ISD, 244 Lynch Ave., Westhoff. Demerits: 4. Need to use hand sink for hand washing only.
Rolling Joe's, Highway 35, Point Comfort. Demerits: 4. Need proper handling of ready-to-eat foods.
Burger King No. 16248, 2103 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to have proper documentation for sanitizer use.
Whispering Oaks Nursing and Rehab, 105 Hospital Drive, Cuero. Demerits: 4. Need to have spray nozzle above sink level.
Handi Kwik, 805 N. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 4. Need to have labels on ice bags.
The Greenhouse Lounge, 2100 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Kiddly Winks, 3405 Oleander, Victoria; Mission Nursing and Rehab, 1010 McArthur St., Cuero; Subway, 1505 E. Rose St., Edna; CDI Yoakum Head Start, 708 Boyle St., Yoakum. Demerits: 3.
Point Comfort Elementary, Corner of Lamar and Wood streets, Point Comfort; Ventura's, 3907 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Grandy's, 4201 N. Navarro St., Victoria; CDI Creekstone Ranch Head Start, 5609 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Fairfield Inn, 7502 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Restaurant and Taqueria Calle No. 8, 819 Shepley St., Victoria; CDI Headstart Serving South East Texas, 312 Dunn St., Cuero; Villafranca Tamales, 414 Crawford, Victoria; The Lariat, 1022 S. Wells St., Edna; Whataburger, 112 E. Houston Highway, Edna; Sonic Drive Inn, 920 W. Main St., Edna; Yoakum Nursing and Rehab Center, 1300 Carl Ramert Drive, Yoakum; Yoakum Packing, 500 Front St., Yoakum.
Church's Fried Chicken No. 1463, 206 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Inspected on Oct. 7 with 27 demerits. Re-inspected on Oct. 25, violations corrected.