Food service inspections from July 26-Aug. 1
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The Victoria City-County Health Department Environmental Health Division inspects places 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 AUG. 3
Gold Mine Restaurant, 21 Raisin Road, Victoria. Demerits: 32. Wash hands before handling food. No smoking in food preparation areas. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Store employee drinks below food preparation areas. Wash hands and wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Need to submit a water sample. Need soap and paper towels at the hand washing sink. Need to use the three-step process on dishes - wash, rinse and sanitize. Use only cleaned/sanitized food storage containers to store food products. Four facility or equipment violations.
McDonald's No. 4, 7808 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Do not store dirty towels in the hand sink. Address the problem with flies and gnats. Clean the droppings in the play area and dry storage. Clean the ice machine and the soda nozzles. Five facility or equipment violations.
Victoria Nursing and Rehab, 114 Medical Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 8. Improper cold hold temperatures.
Cafe Espresso, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need a seven-day use-by date on sausage rolls. Keep a four hour time on all potentially hazardous foods.
South Texas Zoological Society, 110 Memorial Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Aunt Jo's Barbecue, 5303 U.S. Highway 77 S., Victoria; Devereux Foundation, 120 David Wade Drive, Victoria; Health Food House, 4206 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria; It's a Small World Nursery School, 1001 Manor Drive, Victoria; The Grape Vine Cafe, 110 Medical Drive, Suite 102, Victoria; H and H Cafe and Bakery, 719 Lott St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Colony Creek Country Club, 301 Colony Creek Drive, Victoria, inspected June 27 with 9 demerits. Re-inspected July 27, all violations corrected.
Tokyo Grill and Sushi Bar, 5006 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected July 25 with 18 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 1, all violations corrected.
Victoria Tru Thai Asian Cuisine, 811 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected July 13 with 37 demerits. Re-inspected July 27, all violations corrected.
JR's Barbecue, 1001 U.S. Highway 77 A., Yoakum, inspected July 19 with 12 demerits. Re-inspected July 26, need to work on improper cold hold violation.