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 APRIL 6
Hard Hat Cafe LLC, 901 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 33. Improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands when changing tasks. Wash hands and wear gloves when handling ready to eat foods, or apply bare hand contact policy. Store raw chicken below raw beef. Store cooked foods and produce above raw meats. Keep hose out of sink. Flies in kitchen and by mop sink in dry storage area. Clean the meat juices from the lid of flour container. Do not thaw meat at room temperature. Four facility or equipment violations.
La Plazita, 206 W. Main St., Cuero. Demerits: 29. Improper cold hold temperature. Do not use cloth towels to dry hands. Use disposable towels. Do not use cloth towels in the food preparation areas unless they are used with sanitizer and use only on food contact surfaces. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat and produce. Store personal medicines out of food preparation areas. Four facility or equipment violations.
Whataburger No. 323, 468 Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 14. Wash hands between tasks. Follow posted procedure for bare hand contact with ready to eat foods. Clean the ice machine. One facility or equipment violation.
Stripes No. 9761, 905 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 12. Need ingredient labels on packaged food (corn dogs). Dispose of expired medicine (Claritin). Date label sandwiches. Standing water in back storage area under breaker box/control panels.
Fossati's Delicatessen, 302 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 12. Improper cold hold temperature. Two facility or equipment violations.
Yoakum Gin and Feed, 117 West St., Yoakum. Demerits: 12. Four facility or equipment violations.
Church's Chicken No. 1463, 206 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 11. Wash hands with warm water. Do not store drinks on ice used for beverages. One facility or equipment violation.
Holiday Inn Express, 2629 State Highway 35 N., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 8. Improper cold hold temperature. One facility or equipment violation.
Handy Stop Grocery, 425 E. Morris St., Yoakum. Demerits: 7. Expired sour cream and cottage cheese. Store Raid and Off products below the paper plates and Ziplocs. One facility or equipment violation.
Beijing Garden, 113 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility or equipment violations.
Taqueria Mi Familia, 209 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility or equipment violations.
Cuero Pecan House, 104 W.S. Railroad St., Cuero; Mother Hen Daycare, 1802 Navidad St., Victoria; St. Joseph's School, 310 Orth St., Yoakum. Demerits: 3.
Mission Valley Elementary School, 12063 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Mission Valley; ABC Child Development Center Inc., 104 Warehouse Road, Victoria; ACFI Head Start, 401 S. Depot St., Victoria; Aloe Elementary, 62 Chaparral Road, Victoria; C.O. Chandler Elementary Cafeteria, 5105 Guy Grant Road, Victoria; Children's House, 4522 Country Lane, Victoria; Country Express Family Restaurant, 6064 S.W. Moody St., Victoria; Dudley Elementary School, 3307 Callis St., Victoria; Howell Middle School, 2502 Fannin St., Victoria; Kiddly Winks Playcare Inc., 3405 Oleander Drive, Victoria; Mitchell Guidance Center, 306 E. Commercial St., Victoria; Nazareth Academy, 206 W. Convent St., Victoria; Raisin Windmill Store, 9098 Highway 59-S., Victoria; Shields Elementary School Cafeteria, 3400 Bluebonnet Drive, Victoria; Speedy Stop No. 33, 2604 N. Main St., Victoria; The Spiritual Renewal Center, 718 Gussie Schmidt Road, Victoria; Trinity Head Start Center, 1104 E. Trinity St., Victoria; CDI Head Start Serving South East Texas, 708 Boyle St., Yoakum; Mis Cabanas Mexican Cafe Bar and Inc., 123 W. May St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Holiday Inn Express, 2629 State Highway 35 N., Port Lavaca, inspected March 29, with 8 demerits. Re-inspected March 30, with the cold hold violation corrected. Still need to post permit.
Fossati's Delicatessen, 302 S. Main St., Victoria, inspected March 28, with 12 demerits. Re-inspected March 30, with all violations corrected.