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 APRIL 8
Ganado Diner, 401 N. 3rd St., Ganado. Demerits: 14. Need to discard out-of-date rice and need to store raw chicken on bottom. Two facility and equipment violations.
Subway, 1509 E. Rose St., Edna. Demerits: 14. Need to practice good hygienic practices near clean dishes and need to have ingredients label on packaged cinnamon rolls and cookies. Two facility and equipment violations.
Kacer's Kwik Stop, 1006 S. 3rd St., Ganado. Demerits: 12. Need to label small bags of ice, need to discard out-of-date medications, need to check deli express labels.
Waterin Hole, 11759 Nursery Drive, Nursery. Demerits: 12. Four facility and equipment violations.
Speedy Stop No. 5, 5006 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Need labeling on packaged self-serve food and need to discard out-of-date half and half and keep food covered. One facility and equipment violation.
Taqueria Tres Hermanos MOBILE UNIT, Mockingbird and Laurent streets, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need to keep time on meat products not kept hot or cold. One facility and equipment violation.
Conner's Corner, 101 W. York St., Ganado. Demerits: 7. Need to have written documentation posted since food temperature not holding 135 degrees. One facility and equipment violation.
Woodlawn Bowling Center, 1326 Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need to date label hot dogs. One facility and equipment violation.
McDonald's, 101 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Need documentation signed if using hand sanitizer. One facility and equipment violation.
Dairy Queen, 802 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Need to wash hands and wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods or use tongs. One facility and equipment violation.
Johnson Oil Tiger Tote Food Store No. 16, 502 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 5. Need to correct cold hold temperature.
Stripes, 10405 E. Loop 463, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to label packaged hot food.
Bloomington Elementary, 156 Leonard Ave., Bloomington. Demerits: 4. Need to fix hot water leak.
Snowflake Donuts, 1002 S. Third St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to keep food covered in freezer and cooler.
Bloomington High School, 2781 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Bloomington; St. Paul Wee Disciples, 103 E. Gayle St., Edna; Dick's Crestwood, 1302 E. Crestwood Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Creekstone Ranch Headstart, 5609 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Papa Johns, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Paradise Amusement Center, 4215 N. Ben Jordan St.; Trinity Head Start, 1104 E. Trinity St., Victoria; Roux N Remoulade, 103 Sterling Court, Victoria; CDI Head Start Serving South East Texas, 104 Shelby Park, Edna; Frontier Bar-B-Que, 608 N. East Street, Edna; Jackson County Jail, 115 W. Main St., Edna; Edna High School Cafe and Snack, 1303 W. Gayle St., Edna; Headstart, 312 Dunn St., Cuero; Subway, 802 E. York St., Ganado; Lil' Oasis, 13095 Nursery Drive, Nursery; El Pico De Gallo, 609 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Pizza Hut No. 23459, 7002 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Inspected on March 28 with 15 demerits. Re-inspected on April 5, violations not corrected.
Four Seasons, 1005 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Inspected on March 23 with 18 demerits. Re-inspected on April 1, continuing to work on violations.
Taqueria la Parilla, 737 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Inspected on March 23 with 38 demerits. Re-inspected on April 1, continuing to work on all violations.
Mexico Tipico, 421 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Inspected on March 25 with 47 demerits. Re-inspected on April 1, working on correcting violations.