Food service inspections for Dec. 6-12
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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 WEEK ENDING DEC. 14:
City Bakery and Restaurant, 1204 E. San Antonio St., Victoria. Demerits: 27. Must wash hands before sanitizer. Using sanitizer with no documentation. Use gloves or tongs with ready-to-eat food. Keep documentation of time and temperature on food that is out at room temperature. Need soap in the women's restroom. Need towels and toilet paper in the men's restroom. Label the bleach bucket. Need thermometer in white refrigerator. Clean the ice machine. Post hand washing signs. Five facility or equipment violations.
Taqueria El Rodeo No. 2, 3402 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 17. Need to properly cool food before putting in walk-in cooler. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard any food in the walk-in cooler that has been out of temperature for more than four hours. Walk-in cooler is not holding at 41 degrees. Recommend light shields in the kitchen area. One facility or equipment violation.
Wienerschnitzel No. 595, 3602 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 17. Need to wash hands in between tasks. Need to use gloves when handling buns. Need to label spray bottles and soap container. Need thermometer in tabletop by grill. Need to use rags with sanitizer; can't just use soapy water to wipe food contact surfaces. Three facility or equipment violations.
Subway No. 651, 8621 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Improper cold-hold temperature. Recommend discarding any potentially hazardous foods kept longer than four hours. Walk-in not holding at 41 degrees. Two facility or equipment violations.
The Donut Palace, 3602 Houston Highway Suite J, Victoria. Demerits: 14. Cannot wash hands in the three-compartment sink. Spray nozzle needs to be two inches above sink level. Hand sink needs to be more accessible. Need to use three steps to wash dishes. Cannot use white thank-you sacks to store food (dough); use food-grade storage containers/bags. Defrost under cold running water or in cooler. Three facility or equipment violations.
Cobra Corner Store, Inc., 5895 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Vanderbilt. Demerits: 10. Ice bags need proper labels. Cannot have Raid insect spray in establishment. Need to keep ice scoop on clean, sanitized surface. Two facility or equipment violations.
Stripes No. 7349, 1302 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Dispose of out-of-date milk in coffee creamer cooler. Need thermometer in coffee cooler. Clean the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Denny's Restaurant, 7601 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Address problem with gnats in the storage area. Keep the ice scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Recommend a good general cleaning of the establishment. Weatherstrip the back door. Three facility or equipment violations.
Little Caesar's Pizza, 5309 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Hot water needs to be turned back on at hand sink. Need soap and paper towels in restrooms. Weatherstrip the back door. One facility or equipment violation.
Sonic Store No. 3322, 8707 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need to use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. One facility or equipment violation.
The Salvation Army, 1302 N. Louis St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need to date label food with seven-day use-by date. Need thermometer in two-sided silver coolers. One facility or equipment violation.
Hunan Garden, 2119 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 6. Clean the droppings in back storage area. Recommend not mixing soap and bleach in bucket. Two facility or equipment violations.
Alexander Adult Activity Center, 111 Alexander St., Cuero; Noah's Ark Child Development Center, 2109 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Pizza Hut, 1010 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Jackson County Jail, 115 W. Main St., Edna; Meyersville Elementary School, 1897 Meyersville Road, Meyersville; Nordheim School, Broadway St., Nordheim; All Star DayCare, 103 Lavaca St., Vanderbilt; Industrial High School, 511 Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Industrial I.S.D. Football Concession, 511 Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Industrial Junior High School, No. 3 Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Vanderbilt Elementary School, 511 Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Dollar General No. 3477, 2215 Lone Tree Road, Victoria; Field of Dreams STJ Athletic Complex, 3006 N. Cameron St., Victoria; Fresh Start Christian Learning Center, 3401 E. Houston Highway, Victoria; Hampton Inn, 7006 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1010 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Knights of Columbus Hall, 3610 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria; Shipley Do-nuts, 1406 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Subway No. 35063, 3410-A John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Taco Express, 2808-A South Laurent St., Victoria; The Java Bean, 506 E. San Antonio St., Victoria; Yummy Finds, 402 Salem Road, Victoria; Yorktown I.S.D. Cafeteria, 404 W. Fourth St., Yorktown. Demerits: 0.
Meat Center, 3035 Farm-to-Market Road 822, Edna, inspected Nov. 19 with seven demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 10 with all violations corrected.
Subway No. 651, 8621 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Dec. 11 with 15 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 12 with all violations corrected.
Taco Bell No. 28008, 1602 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 26 with nine demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 6 with violations corrected.
Texas Seafood Restaurant, 2202 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 21 with 30 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 10 with needing to buy new cooler. They will call when cooler arrives. Do not keep any potentially hazardous foods in it until fixed. Call office when cooler is installed.