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 SEPT. 24
The New Rodeo, 407 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 22. Need to store potatoes and meat loaf at correct cold temperature. Need to discard any potentially hazardous food and not keep more than fours hours in walk in. Need to store raw meat below other food. Need to properly label used toxic items, fix leak under sink and 2010 food permit.
Taquerilla Vallarta, 1704 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 22. Need to properly wash hands after leaving kitchen area, need to discard discolored hamburger patties. Cross contamination condensation dripping in food in door. Need to properly label items. Demerits on equipment. Need to clean and sanitize ice machine.
Mi Tierra Mexican Cafe, 401 Lott St., Yoakum. Demerits: 32. Need to have employees cover drinks with lids and use straws, need to cover food in walk in cooler, need to use gloves with ready-to-eat foods, need to prevent cross contamination by not placing chips basket on top of each other, need to keep time on eggs and sausage on counter. Four facility and equipment violations.
Get & Go, 301 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 18. Need to label ice bags, need to discard out-of-date medication, need to keep time on hot food below 135 degrees. Two facility and equipment violations.
Frontier Bar B Que, 608 N. East St., Edna. Demerits: 14. Need to not have pets in cooking area, need to use bags labeled for food contact. There are two facility and equipment violations.
The Cove Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 12. Need to wash hands before glove use, need to properly label food packages, need to document time on hot food.
Dicks, 1302 Crestwood Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Do not open drinks in walk in over the produce, need to discard expired baby cereal. One facility and equipment violation.
Subway Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Need to wash hands before glove use, need to cover cookies. One facility and equipment violation.
Dairy Queen, 207 N. Moody, Victoria. Demerits: 10. Need to change gloves between task. Two facility and equipment violations.
Juan Linn School, 601 E. Colorado, Victoria. Demerits: 10. Need to use gloves with ready-to-eat foods. Two facility and equipment violations.
Andy's Quick Stop, 312 W. Heaton, Cuero. Demerits: 7. Need to discard out-of-date medications and expired deli select sandwiches. One facility and equipment violation.
Church's Fried Chicken, 110 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 7. Need to not store drinks in ice for drinks. One facility and equipment violation.
Pizza Hut, 825 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 4. Need to use gloves with ready-to-eat foods.
Dos Hermanos, 106 Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 4. Need to follow proper procedure on storing raw shrimp and raw foods.
Fossati's, 302 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods.
Hunt Elementary, 805 N. Hunt St., Cuero, Demerits: 3.
Taqueria Mary, 1000 S. Laurent St., Victoria; Northside Baptist Church School, 4100 N. Laurent St., Victoria; FW Gross Elementary, 1208 S. Navarro St., Victoria; Cuero Jr. High School, 608 Jr. High Drive, Cuero; Subway, 104 N. Main St., Victoria; Beijing Garden, 113 S. Main St., Victoria; Rosebud, 102 S. Main St., Victoria; Placedo Elementary School, 167 William St., Placedo; Bloomington High School, 2781 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Bloomington; Bloomington Elementary, 156 Leonard St., Bloomington; St. Joseph High School, 110 E. Red River St., Victoria; French Elementary School, 505 Henry St., Cuero; St. Michael's School, 208 N. McLeod St., Cuero. Demerits: 0.
El Charrito Express, 623 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Inspected Sept. 21 with 28 demerits. Re-inspected Sept. 23, violations not corrected.
Estheisy, 310 W. George St., Port Lavaca. Inspected on Sept. 21 with 12 demerits. Re-inspected on Sept. 23, all violations corrected.
Cuero Intermediate School, 407 Park Heights Drive, Cuero. Inspected on Sept. 20 with 5 demerits. Re-inspected Sept. 24, all violations corrected.
Skillet's Restaurant, 3405 U.S. Highway 59 N., Victoria. Inspected Aug. 5 with 22 demerits. Re-inspected Sept. 28, all violations corrected.
Taqueria La Parilla, Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Inspected Sept. 21 with 18 demerits. Re-inspected Sept. 23, all violations corrected.
Texas Philly Station, 901 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Inspected July 13 with 23 demerits. Re-inspected Sept. 28, most violations corrected.