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 SEPT. 23
Taqueria Vallarta, 302 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 31. Improper cold hold temperature, need hot water for hand washing sink, need to cover food in walk-in cooler, improper handling of ready-to-eat food, need to use appropriate date labeling system, need hot water turned on. One facility or equipment violation.
Rocking A Express, Mobile Unit, Victoria. Demerits: 18. Improper cold hold temperature. Hot water heater not plugged in. Four facility or equipment violations.
El Zacatecas, 521 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 10. Need to use approved date labeling system. Two facility or equipment violations.
Children's House, 4522 Country Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 8. Improper cold hold temperature. One facility or equipment violation.
Chita's Raspitas, 1304 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need to wash hands before putting gloves on. One facility or equipment violation.
Palacios Mexican Restaurant, 114 E. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 7. Improper handling of ready-to-eat foods. One facility or equipment violation.
Cuero Independent School District, 502 Park Heights Drive, Cuero. Demerits: 6. Two facility or equipment violations.
Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1010 McArthur St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. Must use lid and straw on employee drinks and store below food preparation areas.
Miss P's Sweet Ice Tea and Sandwiches, 4496 Cheapside Road, Westhoff. Demerits: 4. Need to have hot water heater operating at all times. One facility or equipment violation.
Cuero I.S.D. Family Center, 504 Park Heights Road, Cuero; Cuero Nursing and Rehab, 1310 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Cuero Pecan House, 104 W. S. Railroad St., Cuero; H.E.B. Food Store #368, 1161 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Red Dot Grocery, 314 Evers St., Cuero; Whispering Oaks Nursing and Rehab, 105 Hospital Drive, Cuero; St. Paul Wee Disciples, 108 E. Gayle St., Edna; Industrial Elementary West, 599 Farm-to-Market Road 444 S., Inez; Mission Valley Elementary School, 12063 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Mission Valley; Nursery Elementary, P.O. Box 69, Nursery; Point Comfort United Methodist Church, 92 Wood St., Point Comfort; CDI Head Start Serving South East Texas, 1211 W. Austin St., Suite B, Port Lavaca; Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School, 301 S. San Antonio St., Port Lavaca; Aloe Elementary, 62 Chaparral Drive, Victoria; Country Express Family Restaurant, 6064 S. W. Moody St., Victoria; Country Slaughter House, 3857 Burroughsville Road, Victoria; Faith Academy, 539 Waco Circle, Victoria; Field of Dreams STJ Athletic Complex, 3006 N. Cameron St., Victoria; Northside Baptist School, 4100 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Our Lady of Victory School, 1309 E. Mesquite Lane, Victoria; Power Avenue Warehouse, 402 E. Power Ave., Victoria; Raisin Windmill Store, 9098 U.S. Highway 59 S., Victoria; Sophia's Country Kitchen, 8300 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Victoria; St. Joseph High School, 110 E. Red River St., Victoria; Tweeties Snow Cones, 1505 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Schorlemmer Elementary school, 2564 Mallette Drive, Victoria; William Wood Elementary School, 182 Wood Hi Road, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Rosie's Mexican Restaurant, 202 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; O'Connor Magnet School Cafeteria, 3402 Bobolink St., Victoria; Vickers Elementary School Cafeteria, 708 Glascow St., Victoria; McDonald's No. 25410, 3204-A S. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.RE-INSPECTIONS
El Norteno Mexican Food, 4105 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria, inspected on Sept. 7, with 16 demerits. Re-inspected on Sept. 14, all violations corrected.
Mc Donald's No. 25410, 3204-A S. Laurent St., Victoria, inspected on Sept. 14, with 3 demerits. Re-inspected on Sept. 16, all violations corrected.
Taqueria Mi Familia, 209 S. Main St., Victoria, inspected on Sept. 6, with 18 demerits. Re-inspected on Sept 16, all violations corrected.
Taqueria Vallarta, 1706 N. Laurent St., Victoria, inspected on Aug. 8, with 32 demerits. Re-inspected on Sept. 16, all violations corrected.