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 APRIL 6

Mexico Tipico, 421 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 47. Need to correct cold hold temperature, need to wash hands properly, need employee drinks covered with lids and use straws, need to cover food in walk-in cooler, need to wash hands and wear gloves with ready-to-eat foods, do not use same cutting board for vegetables and raw meat, need to date label food in walk in. Six facility and equipment violations.

I Stop No. 4, 611 Highway 77-A, Yoakum. Demerits: 27. Need to label ice bags and need ingredient labels on tacos, need to discard expired tuna and no homemade food, need to date sandwiches that are made. Five facility and equipment violations.

Cobra's Corner, 5895 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Vanderbilt. Demerits: 23. Need to have hot water, need to wash hands and change gloves with ready-to-eat foods, need to wash hands after handling raw food, need to have approved system plan, need hot water at hand sink. One facility and equipment violation.

A & Lone Stop No. 2, 440 N. Mehnert St., Yorktown. Demerits: 22. Need ingredient labels on pre-packed food, need to discard expired baby food, need to wear gloves with ready-to-eat foods, need to keep time on food not holding at 135 degrees. Two facility and equipment violations.

The Morales Store, 10191 Highway 111, Edna. Demerits: 22. Need to use hand sink for hand washing only, no bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods, need to store raw meat below other foods, need use by dates on food not used in 24 hours. Two facility and equipment violations.

Taqueria El Gallo De Oro, 5503 state Highway 238, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 22. Do not defrost meat in hand sink for hand washing only, need to discard expired food, need to keep time on tomatoes, need hot water. Two facility and equipment violations.

Pizza Hut, 803 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 20. Need to have employee drinks covered with lids and use straws, need to keep time on food in table top. Four facility and equipment violations.

The Grapevine Cafe, 110 Medical Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 17. Need to correct cold hold temperature, need to wash hands before glove use and with ready-to-eat foods, need to date label potentially hazardous foods with a seven day, use-by date.

Double Daves, 7104-B N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 16. No bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Four facility and equipment violations.

Pizza Hut No. 23459, 1002 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Demerits: 15. Need to correct cold hold temperature, need to cold water in far right hand sink. Two facility and equipment violations.

The Corral, 3502 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 14. Need to correct cold hold temperature. Three facility and equipment violations.

Speedy Stop No. 23, 3302 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 14. Need ingredients labels for burritos, need to keep written time if hot hold. Two facility and equipment violations.

McDonald's, 3204-A S. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Need to wash hands before putting gloves on, need to change gloves between tasks when handling ready-to-eat foods. Two facility and equipment violations.

Skillet's, 2090 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 11. Need to correct cold hold temperature. Two facility and equipment violations.

Smith Elementary, 2901 Erwin St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Need to discard any food packages that have been contaminated, avoid cross contamination with contaminated food packages. One facility and equipment violation.

Barkett's, Highway 185, Seadrift. Demerits: 11. Need to wash hands before glove use, need to store raw chicken below other foods. One facility and equipment violation.

Speedy Stop, 100 Shepley St., Bloomington. Demerits: 11. Need to have ingredients labels on wrapped hot foods and need to keep time on hot food not holding 135 degrees. One facility and equipment violation.

La Carreta Taqueria, 3501 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Need to wash hands before glove use and need to keep time on food left out. One facility and equipment violation.

Mission Nursing and Rehab, 1010 McArthur St., Cuero. Demerits: 11. Need to store raw meat below other foods and need to date label food with a seven day use-by date. One facility and equipment violation.

Casa Ole, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Need to have employee drinks covered with lids and use straws. Two facility and equipment violations.

El Norteno Mexican Food, 4105 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 10. Hand sink for hand washing only. Two facility and equipment violations.

The Ol' Harbor Restaurant, 102 W. Bay Ave., Seadrift. Demerits: 10. No children allowed in kitchen. Two facility and equipment violations.

Cuero Nursing and Rehab, 1310 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 10. Need to discard expired cottage cheese. Two facility and equipment violations.

Texas Pizza Company, 502 E. Broadway Ave., Seadrift. Demerits: 7. Need to wash hands and change gloves after using phone. One facility and equipment violation.

Big Vic, 4507 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need ingredients labels on pizza and chocolate chip cookies. One facility and equipment violations.

The Red Apple, 118 S. Church St., Yorktown. Demerits: 7. Need to have employee cups covered with lids and use straws. One facility and equipment violations.

Kid City Day Care, 2101 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Need to date label prepared food. One facility and equipment violation.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 207 Graham St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Need hot water in restrooms. One facility and equipment violation.

Shooters, 4102 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility and equipment violations.

The Cove at VC, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to have tacos at 104 degrees and need to provide written time and temperature documentation.

Inteplast Cafeteria, 101 Inteplast, Lolita. Demerits: 4. Need hot water pressure.

Kassandra & Alyssa's Place, 128 N. Mehnert St., Yorktown. Demerits: 4. Need date label on foods.

St. Joseph, 110 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to use gloves with ready-to-eat foods.

Whataburger, 4302 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to avoid cross contamination with raw patties.

Halepaska Bakery, 302 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to store hamburger meat below other produce.

Yoakum Nursing & Rehab Center, 1300 Carl Ramert Drive, Yoakum. Demerits: 4. Need to wash hands and wear gloves when bagging bread.

Mother Hen Day Care, 1802 Navidad St., Victoria; Hunt Elementary, 805 N. Hunt St., Cuero; Our Lady of Victory, 1309 E. Mesquite Lane, Victoria; F.W. Gross Elementary, 1208 S. Navarro St., Victoria; Kiddly Winks, 3405 Oleander Drive, Victoria; Discovery Inn, 3103 U.S. Highway 59 N., Victoria. Demerits: 3.

Industrial Little League, 363 Kolle St., Inez; CDI Yoakum Head Start, 708 Boyle St., Yoakum; H-E-B No. 368, 1161 Esplanade St., Cuero; PAWS Pizza Pie, 134 E. Main St., Yorktown; CDI Yorktown Headstart, 501 N. Mehnert St., Yorktown; Cuero Little League Concession Stand, Cuero City Park, Cuero; French Elementary, 505 Henry St., Cuero; Cuero Intermediate School, 407 Park Heights Drive, Cuero. Cuero Family Center, 504 Park Heights Drive, Cuero; Cuero Jr. High, 608 Junior High Drive, Cuero; Mo Betta Cookin, 1000 E. Courthouse St., Cuero; Golden Gecko, 202 E. Forrest St., Victoria. Cuero High School, 920 E. Broadway St., Cuero; St.Michael's School, 208 N. McLeod St., Cuero; Cuero Pelan House, 104 W. Railroad St., Cuero; Taqueria El Huasteco, 103 E. Second St., Bloomington; Yorktown Country Club, 471 Country Club Drive, Yorktown; Family BBQ, 218 7th St., Bloomington; The Snowcone Zone, 330 LaSalle St., Port Lavaca; Victoria Nursing & Rehab, 114 Medical Drive, Victoria; The Benjamin Corporation, 1502 E. Red River St., Victoria; Subway at VC, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; Beijing Garden, 113 S. Main St., Victoria; Fossati's, 302 S. Main St., Victoria; Rosebud, 102 S. Main St., Victoria; Subway, 1047 N. Main St., Victoria; Texan Nursing & Rehab, 3401 E. Airline Road, Victoria; Dairy Queen, 2707 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria; Dairy Treet, 3808 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Faith Academy, 529 Waco Circle, Victoria; Subway, 1102 Rio Grande St., Victoria; Sky Restaurant, 236 Foster Field Drive, Victoria; Juan Linn School, 601 E. Colorado St., Victoria; Liberty Academy, 1103 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; O' Connor Elementary, 3402 Bobolink Lane, Victoria; VISD Torres Elementary, 4208 Lone Tree Road, Victoria; Amour Inc., 114 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Rowland Elementary, 2706 Leary Lane, Victoria; Howell Middle School, 2502 Fannin Drive, Victoria; Mitchell Guidance Center, 306 E. Commercial St., Victoria; Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1206 S. Depot St., Victoria; Friends of Victoria Baseball, Riverside Stadium, Victoria; ACFI Headstart, 401 S. Depot St., Victoria; CVS Pharmacy, 2702 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Lone Star Inn & Suites, 1907 U.S. 59 N., Victoria; CDI Head Start, 2202 Terrace Ave., Victoria; Shares Meat Market, 322 S. Main St., Seadrift; Baytown Seafood, 4010 Houston Highway, Victoria; 5 0'Clock Somewhere, 45 Depot St., Telferner; Food Bank, 3809 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Church's Fried Chicken, 205 W. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.

Re-Inspection

Taqueria El Gallo De Oro, 5503 state Highway 238, Port Lavaca. Inspected on March 24 with 22 demerits. Re-inspected on March 25, all violations corrected.

Texas Philly Station, 901 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Inspected on Feb. 7 with 31 demerits. Re-inspected on March 30, most critical violations corrected.



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