Food service inspections
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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 JULY 27
Grand Buffet, 4303 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 23. Wash hands before glove use and between tasks. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Use gloves when cutting water melons. Store raw meats away from sauce. Cover foods if you stack them in a cooler. Date label ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods with a seven-day, use-by date. Keep soap and paper towels at the hand washing sink. One facility or equipment violation.
IHOP, 7606 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Demerits: 22. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Wash hands and wear gloves before handling ready-to-eat foods, raw and ready-to-eat foods. Do not store containers of food directly on top of food. Date label opened bags of chopped onions, cut fruit, and sliced ham. Address problem with gnats in the dry storage area near the soda syrups. Do not store glass cleaner near condiments and sauces. Clean up the dumpster area. No liquids should be draining down curb. Two facility or equipment violations.
The Corral, 3502 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 18. Cover food in walk-in cooler and freezer. Store raw meat below cooked foods. Date label ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods with a seven-day use-by date. Address problem with gnats by the ice machine. Clean and sanitize the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Tokyo Grill and Sushi Bar, 5006 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 18. Wash hands between dirty and clean dishes. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Store drinks below the food preparation areas. Wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat food. Defrost meat under cold running water or in cooler. Two facility or equipment violations.
Bayside Seafood, 4202 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 16. Rice kept at improper temperature. Use warm water when washing hands. Date label cooked, ready-to-eat foods with a seven-day, use-by date. Defrost under cold, running water. One facility or equipment violation.
Brown Bag Saloon, 8609 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Cannot reuse disposable gloves. Be consistent with date labeling. Do not block hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Great American Cookies Bakery Cafe, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Wash hands between tasks. Do not reuse disposable gloves. Designate area for personal belongings. Do not place cell phones on food scale. Need to wash the dishes using three steps: wash, rinse and sanitize. Two facility or equipment violations.
JR's Barbecue, 1001 U.S. Highway 77-A, Yoakum. Demerits: 12. Improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands before glove use. Do not block the hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Eagleford Restaurant, 604 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. Do not store raw meat over vegetables. Can lead to cross-contamination.
Hungry Jacks Thirsty Inc., 1209 E. Airline Road, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods.
Troubadours Dance Hall and Saloon, 144 E. Main St., Cuero; Advantage Sales and Marketing at Sam's, 9202 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Bottoms Up, 1901 Kern St., Victoria; Break Time, 1908 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Christ's Kitchen, 611 E. Warren St., Victoria; Double J Eatery, 8607 N. Navarro St., Suite E, Victoria; Jr.'s Barbecue Mobile Unit, 1507 E. Juan Linn St., Victoria; L and L Grill, 5306 Houston Highway, Victoria; Red Lobster No. 406, 7404 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Victoria County Jail, 101 N. Glass St., Victoria; Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, 4652 Highway 77-A, Yoakum; H-E-B Food Store No. 355, 201 W. Gonzales St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Colony Creek Country Club, 301 Colony Creek Drive, Victoria, inspected June 27 with 9 demerits. Re-inspected July 20, with violations not corrected. Dishwasher is not yet repaired. Need to wash, rinse and sanitize all dishes in the meantime. Wash in the dishwasher and sanitize in the three-compartment sink.
Los Reyes Mexican Grill, 6908 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected July 16 with 33 demerits. Re-inspected July 20, with all violations corrected.
Sky Restaurant, 236 Foster Field Drive, Victoria, inspected July 18 with 3 demerits. Re-inspected July 20, all violation corrected.
The "New" Rodeo No. 2, 2001 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria, inspected July 18 with 26 demerits. Re-inspected July 20, all violations corrected.
Victoria Tru Thai Asian Cuisine, 811 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected July 13 with 37 demerits. Re-inspected July 20, with the cold hold violation not corrected. Do not store foods over each other.