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 MARCH 2
Victoria Tru Thai Asian Cuisine, 811 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 17. Wash hands in hand washing sink only. Discard flour and cornstarch. Clean the ice machine. Wash, rinse and sanitize all dishes. Three facility or equipment violations.
Telferner Grocery and Market, 202 S. Wood St., Telferner. Demerits: 12. Need an ingredient list for the food in display warmer. Wash hands before putting on gloves with ready-to-eat foods. Date label items with proper seven-day use-by date.
China Wok, 302 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 10. Improper cold hold temperature. Employees need to follow good hygienic practices. Toxic items need to be properly labeled and stored.
Double Dave's Pizza Works, 7104-B N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Wash hands between tasks. Two facility or equipment violations.
Jim's Big Burger, 102 Glascow St., Victoria. Demerits: 8. Cakes shall come from approved source or prepared in food establishment. Need to follow policy established for bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods.
Whataburger No. 175, 4302 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 8. Wash hands between tasks. Need gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods.
The Donut Palace, 310 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Improper cold hold temperature. Employees need to follow good hygienic practices. Toxic items need to be properly labeled and stored.
Farmers Bar and Grill, 6545 Farm-to-Market Road 1686, Inez. Demerits: 6. Rodent droppings. Clean the cabinets. Get contract with pest control company. Two facility or equipment violations.
Speedy Stop No. 7, 629 S. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 4. Improper cold hold temperature. Hand washing sink is for hand washing only.
Taqueria Galvan LP 84, 2BJT, state Highway 111 at Farm-to-Market Road 966, Yoakum. Demerits: 4. No water at time of inspection. Chlorinator was not working at time of inspection. May not open until violations are fixed.
Yoakum Primary Annex, 412 Simpson St., Yoakum. Demerits: 4. Dented can.
Taqueria Mary, 805 Del Mar St., Victoria; WalMart Supercenter No. 0330, 9002 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Whataburger No. 10, 509 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
French Elementary Cafeteria, 505 N. Henry St., Cuero; Hunt Elementary, 805 N. Hunt St., Cuero; K and N Rootbeer Drive Inn, 514 E. Broadway St., Cuero; New Beginnings, 105 Ward St., Cuero; The Barbecue Station, 114 S. Esplanade St., Cuero; The Summit at Mustang Mott, 6518 U.S. Highway 87 N., Cuero; H.E.B., 301 N. Wells St., Edna; Jackson County Friends of Elder Citizens, 501 N. Wells St., Edna; Inez Community Center, 2511 Garcitas Creek Road, Inez; Smitty's Foodmart, 9 Farm-to-Market Road 444 S., Inez; 77901, 221 S. Main St., Victoria; Cimarron Crossing, 13515 U.S. Highway 87 N., Victoria; Cimarron Junction, 7104-A. N. Navarro St., Victoria; Family Table Restaurant, 1102 S. Moody St., Victoria; Family Worship Center of Victoria, 501 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Huvar's Artisan Market and Catering, 110 W. Juan Linn St., Victoria; Kids Kottage, 302 Conti Lane, Victoria; La Rosita Bakery, 206 W. Water St., Victoria; Rosebud Fountain, 102 S. Main St., Victoria; Senior Citizens Center, 603 E. Murray St., Victoria; Yoakum High School, Wimberly St., Yoakum; Yoakum Intermediate School, 208 Aubrey St., Yoakum; Yoakum Primary School, West Grande Street, Yoakum; Yorktown Community Hall Inc., Community Hall Road, Yorktown. Demerits: 0.
Victoria Nursing and Rehabilitation, 114 Medical Drive, Victoria, inspected Feb. 21, with 4 demerits. Re-inspected Feb. 23, all violations corrected.