Food service inspections for Dec. 12-18
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. 21:
Mi Tierra Mexican Bakery, 3408 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 26. Wash hands between tasks. Label packaged foods with ingredients list. Cannot use bare hands to handle ready to eat foods. Date label all prepared food with a 7 day use by date. Need hot water at the front hand sink. Paper towels needed at the front hand sink. Thermometer needed in white fridge. Two 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 not holding at 41 degrees. Recommend light shields in the kitchen area. One facility or equipment violation.
Wienerschnitzel No. 119, 1218 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 17. Wash hands between tasks. Use gloves when touching buns. Label spray bottles and bottle with soap. Table top by grill needs thermometer. Need to use cloth towels that are soaked with sanitizer solution to sanitize countertops after cleaning with soapy water. Three facility or equipment violations.
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 side silver coolers. One facility or equipment violation.
Memorial Stadium Concession, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Stripes No. 7351, 2002 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Taqueria Playa Azul, 1107 Stayton St., Victoria; Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center, 97 Foster Field Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 3.
First United Methodist Church, Third St., Bloomington; Industrial Elementary West, 599 FM 444 S., Inez; Meyersville Elementary School, 1897 Meyersville Road, Meyersville; Nordheim School, Broadway St., Nordheim; Subway, 306 S. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Travis Middle School, 705 Nueces St., Port Lavaca; Dollar General No. 3477, 2215 Lone Tree Road, Victoria; Fresh Start Christian Learning Center, 3401 E. Houston Highway, Victoria; Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1010 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Steve-A-Reno's Rock and Roll Blues Bar, 103 W. Santa Rosa St., Victoria; Subway No. 35063, 3410-A John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Taco Express, 2808-A S. Laurent St., Victoria; Tejanita Hall, 1307 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; VISD Aquatics Center, 1006 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Athena, 3801 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 28 with 12 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 13 with violations corrected.
M and M Pinto Bean No. 2, 202 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 26 with 57 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 13 with all violations corrected.
Pure Fitness and Tanning, 311 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, inspected Nov. 13 with 3 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 14 with violations corrected.
Subway No. 651, 8621 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Dec. 11 with 15 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 12 with all violations corrected.
Taqueria El Rodeo No. 2, 3402 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria, inspected Dec. 12 with 17 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 13 with improper cold hold temperature. Need to work on properly cooling food before putting in walk-in cooler.