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. 16
China Pantry, 7804 N. Navarro St., No. 179, Victoria. Demerits: 37. Improper cold hold temperatures. Proper handling of ready-to-eat foods. Need proper hand washing procedures. Cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods. Need to instate good hygienic practices. Four facility or equipment violations.
Pinto Bean Restaurant, 700 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 24. Use hot water when washing hands. Wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Store raw meat below ready-to-eat foods. Keep raw meats separated by type of meat. Rodent found in kitchen, behind freezer. Four facility or equipment violations.
Don Bravo, 1605 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 19. Reheat cooked foods, such as fajita meat, queso and gravy to 165 degrees within 2 hours. Employee drinks need to be spill-proof with lid and straw. Wash hands before putting gloves on and handling ready-to-eat. Two facility or equipment violations.
Iscream, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Improper cold hold temperatures. Cover all foods in walk-in. Two facility or equipment violations.
Indianola Fishing Marina, 8 Bell St., Indianola. Demerits: 7. Label ice bags. One facility or equipment violation.
Yummy Treats, 707 N. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 4. Need to wash hands and wear gloves when dressing hamburgers.
The Forum Club, 1901 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. No hot water supply.
Broadway Grocery, 205 Broadway St., Nordheim; 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 S., Port Lavaca; Family Dollar Stores of TX, LLC No. 2615, 213 Calhoun Plaza, Port Lavaca; Hideaway, 1807 Stolz St., Victoria; Longhorn Saloon, 1301 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria;Q Trip Food Store, 2207 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria; Stripes No. 2192, 4402 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Dairy Queen, 510 W. Main St., Yorktown; San Luis Catholic Church Hall, 502 E. Second St., Yorktown. Demerits: 0.
Shell Mini Mart, 4717 state Highway 35, Palacios, inspected Nov. 29, with 58 demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 30, needs to continue cleaning establishment. Most violations corrected. Permit suspension removed.
China Pantry, 7804 N. Navarro St. No. 179, Victoria, inspected Dec. 2, with 37 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 5, tabletop not in use at time of inspection. Waiting on someone to come fix it. Bugmobile will be by Dec. 6. Will return to do re-inspection. Other violations were corrected.
Texas Seafood Restaurant, 2202 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Sept. 26, with 19 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 2, cold hold temperatures corrected.
The Forum Club, 1901 E. Red River St., Victoria, inspected Dec. 1, with 4 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 2, hot water fixed. Breaker turned off on water heater. Critical violations corrected.
The New Rodeo, 407 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 16, with 34 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 2, need to seal bottom of walk-in cooler. Need to work on other violations. Work on fixing ceiling. A notice will be sent via certified mail regarding critical violations that were not addressed.