Food service inspections
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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 OCT. 28
Texas Outpost, 308 state Highway 72 E., Yorktown. Demerits: 34. Need labels on bags of ice. Keep melons, cheese and other foods covered in coolers. Keep raw meat below produce. Need to use appropriate date labeling system. Take necessary steps to remove gnats and flies. Clean ice machine. Clean can opener. Clean doors on coolers. Six facility or equipment violations.
Angelica's Mexican Restaurant III, 444 W. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 23. Cover all items in cooler. Date label ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods. Need soap in employee restroom and paper towels at hand washing sink. Drain tub for ice machine. Four facility or equipment violations.
Gonzalez Community Store, 5065 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Placedo. Demerits: 20. Improper hot hold temperature. Out-of-date baby food and tamales out for more than four hours. Store raw meat below other food. Keep times on tamales of how long they are kept out. One facility or equipment violation.
Whataburger No. 323, 468 Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 12. Change gloves after each task. Wash hands before putting gloves on.
Gonzalez Restaurant, 5065 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Placedo. Demerits: 8. Store raw meats below cooked foods. Date label food in coolers.
Restaurant and Taqueria Calle 8, 819 Shepley St., Bloomington. Demerits: 7. Store raw meat below other food. One facility or equipment violation.
Get and Go Foodmart No. 1, 1717 Half League Road, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Need hot water at two-compartment sink; knob is broken. One facility or equipment violation.
Church's Chicken No. 1463, 206 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 6. Two facility or equipment violations.
Mi Tierra Mexican Taqueria, 1001 US Highway 77 Alternate, Yoakum. Two facility or equipment violations.
Broadway Shell, 1326 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. No hot water.
Family Barbecue, 218 7th St., Bloomington. Demerits: 4. Need cold water at front hand sink; turned off due to leak.
Calhoun County Adult Detention Center, 302 W. Live Oak St., Port Lavaca; Pizza Hut, 425 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 3.
Dairy Queen, Highway 185, Bloomington; Cuero High School, 920 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Evelyn's Seafood Market, 732 Broadway St., Port Lavaca; Our Lady of the Gulf Day Care, 412 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; The Store, 1713 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca; Guadalupe Elementary School, 1952 Guadalupe Road, Victoria; Main Course, 612 Red River St., Victoria; Merle's Barbecue and Catering, 611 S. Moody St., Victoria; Noot's Thai Kitchen, 6360 N. Navarro St., Victoria; SPORTS, 5803 John Stockbauer Drive, Suite 1, Victoria; Uncle Mutt's Barbecue Company, 5404 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Yoakum Packing Company, 500 Front St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Taqueria Vallarta, 302 S. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected Sept. 19, with 31 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 20, tabletop still not holding proper temperature and they are not keeping time on food in table top. Continuing to work on cold hold violation. Re-inspected Oct. 25, violations corrected.
Mi Tierra Mexican Taqueria, 1001 U.S. Highway 77 Alternate, Yoakum, inspected Sept. 26, with 31 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 20, water heater has been replaced and hot water is now restored. Violations have been corrected.
The Texan, 526 W. Main St., Yorktown, inspected Oct. 18, with 25 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 26, continuing to work on violations. Will return for follow-up.
Stripes No. 2244, 1200 E. Broadway St., Cuero, inspected Sept. 27, with 8 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 20, all violations corrected.
Family Barbecue, 218 7th St., Bloomington, inspected Oct. 20, with 4 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 21, all violations corrected.