Food service inspections
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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 NOV. 19
La Michoacana No. 30, 2211 Lone Tree Road, Victoria. Demerits: 37. Need to correct cold hold temperature, need to have hot water provided in food prep area, need to have drinks covered and use straws, need to cover food in walk-in, need to date label food, need hot water at hand sink. Four facility and equipment violations.
Rico's Taco El Paisa, Tepitio Flea Market, Victoria. Demerits: 25. Need to correct cold hold temperature, need to keep raw meat below vegetables, need to have hot water. Four facility and equipment violations.
Cracker Barrell No. 7, 8080 state Highway 185, Victoria. Demerits: 19. Need to keep cups covered with lids and use straws, need to use approved labeling, need to discard expired medicine and bad hot dogs, need to date label food not used. One facility and equipment violation.
Twin Pines, 3301 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility and equipment violations.
Texas Traditions and Bakery, 234 E. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Need to wash hands before putting on gloves.
VISD Culinery Arts, 104 Profit Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to use gloves with ready-to-eat foods.
Speedy Stop No. 46, 5684 U.S. Highway 77 S., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to have chorizo and sausage in sound condition.
Ruddocks Grocery, 7568 U.S. Highway 87 S., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to discard expired medicine.
La Salle Landing, 2002 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 3.
Skate World, 108 Monterrey St., Victoria; Millers, 515 Fulton Road, Port Lavaca; Nava Store and Cafe, 5463 Farm-to Market Road 1090, Port Lavaca; WalMart, 400 Tiney Browning St., Port Lavaca. Meat Center; 3035 Farm-to Market Road 822, Edna; Stroman Junior High, 3002 E. North St., Victoria; VISD Food Service, 102 Profit Drive, Victoria; La Cabana, 2013 E. Red River St., Victoria. Retama Manor South, 3103 E. Airline Road, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
La Michoacana, 2211 Lone Tree, Victoria. Inspected on Nov. 16 with 37 demerits. Re-inspected on Nov. 17, all violations corrected.