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 OCT. 21
The Texan, 526 W. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 25. Improper cold hold temperature. Need to protect dry sausage with sneeze guard. Date label food not consumed within 24 hours. Keep time on pizza, fried chicken and burritos. Do not block hand washing sinks. Take necessary steps to remove flies. Cannot use non-food service/non-commercial pesticides. Need thermometers in white cooler and cheesecake/deli cooler. Four facility or equipment violations.
Vera Cruz, 3110 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Keep all foods covered in coolers. Date label ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods. Two facility or equipment violations.
Jason's Deli, 5301 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 12. Improper cold hold temperature. Discard prepared hot foods that are out of temperature for more than 4 hours. One facility or equipment violation.
Country Store and Ice, 252 Highway 72, Yorktown. Demerits: 11. Raw meet stored on top of carrots. Keep time on eggs, cut onions, tomato, jalapeno and hot sauce that is out on counter. Then discard the remaining after 4 hours. Date label cooked, ready-to-eat foods with a seven-day, use-by date. Clean the ice machine. One facility or equipment violation.
Get and Go Foodmart No. 1, 1717 Half League Road, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Need hot water at compartment sink. Knob is broken. One facility or equipment violation.
Broadway Shell, 1326 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. No hot water.
Calhoun County Adult Detention Center, 302 W. Live Oak St., Port Lavaca; Pizza Hut, 425 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Aunt Di's Kountry Kitchen, 606 E. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 3.
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; DeLeon Elementary School, 1002 Santa Barbara St., Victoria; Siesta Restaurant, 2505 E. Houston Highway, Victoria; Toscana Artisan Bakery, 5210 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Victoria East High School Kitchen, 4103 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Greek Brothers Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, 6220 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Oct. 4, with 22 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 17, all violations corrected.
Jason's Deli, 5301 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Oct. 12, with 12 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 14, all violations corrected.
Raven's Family Dining, 1002 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 8, with 11 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 17, violations corrected: tabletop - cucumber at 42 degrees, carrots at 40 degrees. Not using bottom part of tabletop until fixed. Icing down top part of long tabletop, nothing in it at time of inspection.
Stripes No. 9552, 10408 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria, inspected Sept. 29, with 36 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 18, need to label sanitizer buckets. All other violations corrected.
Texas Seafood Restaurant, 2202 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Sept. 26, with 19 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 17, glass refrigerator hot sauce at 52 degrees, condensed milk at 53 degrees. Will have refrigerator looked at again, suggested purchasing a thermometer to check internal temperatures of food in coolers. Continuing to address cold hold violations.