Food service inspections for June 20-27
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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 JUNE 29
Cervantes Restaurant, 318 Front St., Yoakum. Demerits: 31. Improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands before glove use. Employee drinks need lid and straw. No children allowed in kitchen. Rice or sugar that is open in back must be discarded due to construction dust contamination. Need to use gloves when handling ready to eat foods. Do not store uncovered food pans over other uncovered food. Two facility or equipment violations.
Mi Tierra Mexican Cafe, 401 Lott St., Yoakum. Demerits: 25. Improper cold hold temperature. Need to wash hands before glove use. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Work on covering food in walk-in. Wash hands and wear gloves. Store chicken below other foods. Need to weatherstrip the back door.
La Michoacana No. 30, 2211 Lone Tree Road, Victoria. Demerits: 23. Need labels for fruit cups, tres leches and cheesecake. Do not store raw meat next to other food. Need paper towels at meat market area. Address problem of flies in the meat area. The ice machine needs to be cleaned. Five facility or equipment violations.
Wieting's Steak, Seafood and Barbecue, 614 Irvine St., Yoakum. Demerits: 19. Store raw chicken below other food. Need paper towels at hand sink. Address problem with flies. Need a sign at the buffet that customers must use a clean plate every time they visit the buffet. Five facility or equipment violations.
Taqueria El Rodeo No. 2, 3402 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 16. Improper cold hold temperature. Discard the potentially hazardous foods out of temperature for more than four hours. Date label all the potentially hazardous foods with a seven-day use-by date. One facility or equipment violation.
Wienerschnitzel No. 119, 1218 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Wash hands and wear gloves with the ready to eat foods. Two facility or equipment violations.
Gazebo Restaurant, 2100 N. state Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 9. Address problem of droppings on shelves. Three facility or equipment violations.
Colony Creek Country Club, 301 Colony Creek Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 9. Use alternate method to sanitize dishes until the dishwasher gets fixed. Call when fixed. Clean the soda nozzles in the bar area. Three facility or equipment violations.
McDonald's No. 1, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Skillet's Restaurant, No. 90, 3202 Houston Highway, Victoria; Pizza Hut, 1201 W. Grand St., Yoakum. Demerits: 3.
Subway, 400 Tiney Browning Boulevard, Port Lavaca; Arnold's, 3011 S. Laurent St., Victoria; Club Movida, 2107 Lone Tree Road, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
City Bakery and Restaurant, 1204 E. San Antonio St., Victoria, inspected June 15, with 19 demerits. Re-inspected June 20, with violations corrected.
Taqueria El Rodeo No. 2, 3402 Sam Houston St., Victoria, inspected June 22, with 16 demerits. Re-inspected June 25, with the cold hold violation corrected. Continue to work on the date labeling.