Food service inspections

The Victoria City-County Health Department Environmental Health Division inspects 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 WEEK ENDING DEC. 2

Shell Mini Mart, 4717 state Highway 35, Palacios. Demerits: 58. Improper cold hold temperature. Need to wash hands with hot and cold water. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Need labels on self-serve items. Need to discard all potentially hazardous foods in cooler not holding at 41 degrees. Need to wash hands and use gloves before cutting onions. Need to store all raw meats below other items in coolers. Need to date label food with seven day use-by date. Need hot water at hand sink. Roaches that are present need to be properly exterminated. Rodent droppings in storage area and throughout the store. Dead mice in the store. Need to store all cleaners away from food. Need to wash, rinse and sanitize all dishes. Manager could not demonstrate knowledge of food safety. Ice dispenser at soda fountain needs to be cleaned. Seven facility or equipment violations.

Fastop Food Store No. 4, 3508 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Hot dogs out of temperature. Date label the burritos and hot dogs with seven day use-by date. Two facility or equipment violations.

Taco Bell No. 2708, 3101 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Date label steak, meat and pico with use-by date. Pilot light was not lit on hot water heater. One facility or equipment violation.

Indianola Fishing Marina, 8 Bell St., Indianola. Demerits: 7. Label ice bags. One facility or equipment violation.

Burger Nation, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Date label ham with seven day use-by date. One facility or equipment violation.

Arndt's Sausage Processing, 95 Boehm Road, Cuero; Henry's, 411 W. Main St., Cuero; Chavana's Grocery and Market, 517 N. Benavides St., Port Lavaca; CVS Pharmacy No. 7006, 325 S. Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca; Dollar General No. 2919, 501 state Highway 35 South, Port Lavaca; Family Dollar Stores of TX LLC. No. 2615, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 0.

Re-Inspections

Shell Mini Mart, 4717 state Highway 35, Palacios, inspected Nov. 29, with 58 demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 30, need to continue cleaning establishment. Most violations corrected. Permit suspension removed.