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 THE WEEK ENDING MAY 13.
Tropics Waterfront Bar & Grill, 802 Fulton St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 32. Need to correct cold hold temperature, need to have good hygienic practices for all employees, need to keep dry food ingredients sealed and discard potentially hazard food in table top, need to have approved/sufficient water supply. Five facility and equipment violations.
China Inn No. 3, 915 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 18. Need to wash hands before glove use, need to have drinks covered with lids and use straws and store below food prep area, need to cover food in freezer, do not store raw seafood with cooked food, need written documentation for food on buffet above 41 degrees and food sitting out. Two facility and equipment violations.
Church's Chicken No. 1463, 206 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 14. Need to use paper towels to dry hands, no bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Two facility and equipment violations.
Pizza Hut, 425 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 6. Two facility and equipment violations.
Calhoun High School, 201 Sandcrab Blvd., Port Lavaca; New Horizons Kidcare, 125 W. Railroad St., Port Lavaca; Times Market No. 102, 107 Seadrift St., Port Lavaca; Tots and Tikes Day Care, 618 N. Ann St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 0.