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 DEC. 30
Times Market No. 103, 1749 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 18. All bags of ice need proper labeling. Out-of-date medication. Need seven day use-by date on sandwiches. Need soap and paper towels at hand sink. Two facility or equipment violations.
Cracker Barrel No. 7, 8080 state Highway 185 S., Victoria. Demerits: 16. Small cooler not holding at 41 degrees. Packaged sandwiches should have ingredient labels. Need hot water at hand washing sink. Repair hand washing sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Wagon Train Restaurant, 145 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 12. Cannot defrost items in hand sink. Four facility or equipment violations.
Bloomington General Store, 12985 state Highway 185, Bloomington. Demerits: 11. Discard expired foods. Date label meat. One facility or equipment violation.
Four Season's Restaurant, 1005 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 11. Need to use seven day use-by date on egg rolls and meat. Need to keep water on at hand sink. Need to clean and sanitize all food contact surfaces. One facility or equipment violation.
Quick Stop Food Store, 102 E. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 11. Expired meat and bread. Need seven day use-by date for sandwiches. Clean the ice machine. One facility or equipment violation.
Gazebo Restaurant, 2100 N. Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 10. Date label food with seven day use-by date. Clean can opener and ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Speedy Stop No. 84, 1620 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor. Demerits: 8. Out-of-date medication and lunch meat. Some hot foods not holding at 135 degrees. Keep times on label.
Lupita's Restaurant, 906 S. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 8. Cover food in cooler. Date label food with use-by date.
Mama's Kitchen, 31 N. Byers St., Port O'Connor. Demerits: 7. Date label ham and cut vegetables. One facility or equipment violation.
El Taco Restaurant, 711 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Need to store raw meat below other food in walk-in cooler. Restrooms need self-closing doors.
Monterrey Cafe, 723 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Need to work on date labeling foods. Cover all items in cooler.
Captain G's, 712 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor. Demerits: 4. Date label cut produce.
Don Jose Mexican Restaurant, 2902 E. Airline Road, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Cover food in walk-in cooler.
Hatch Bend Country Club, 579 Meadowview Lane, Port Lavaca; Chunky Monkey, 621 Main St., Seadrift; Rocky's Noodle House, 424 S. Main St., Seadrift. Demerits: 3.
Heidy's Cakes and More, 252 E. Fourth St., Bloomington; Donut Palace No. 2, 1923 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; The Fishing Center, 1304 W. Water St., Port O'Connor; Silver City Deli, 3105 Callis St., Victoria; Speedy Stop No. 38, 1501 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria; The Corral, 3502 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
There were no re-inspections conducted this week.