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 MAR. 23
Taqueria Vallarta, 302 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 44. Improper hot hold temperature. Improper cold hold temperature. Discard taco meat prepared Tuesday and stored in walk-in cooler. Taco meat was out of temperature. Cannot touch tortillas or ready-to-eat foods with bare hands. Need to wash hands and wear gloves or use utensils. Store raw chicken below raw beef. Need to date label cooked, ready-to-eat foods with seven-day use-by date. Roaches are under and behind the ice machine. Clean and sanitize food contact surfaces including doors and handles to freezers and microwaves. Cannot store knives between prep tables. Clean the can opener. Keep cloth towels in sanitizer. Six facility or equipment violations.
Stripes No. 2244, 1200 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 15. Improper cold hold temperature. Need to removed expired lunch meat. Gnats in the kitchen. Clean can opener blade. Two facility or equipment violations.
Rocking A Express, Mobile Unit, Victoria. Demerits: 15. Improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands before putting gloves on. Recommend good cleaning of refrigerator and sink. Two facility or equipment violations.
Red Dot Grocery, 314 Evers St., Cuero. Demerits: 14. Need to have bread label on display by packaged bread slices. Need to remove expired medicine. Need paper towels in restroom. Two facility or equipment violations.
Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1010 McArthur St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Hot water needs to be on at hand washing sink. May need to relocate eye wash station. One facility or equipment violation.
McDonald's, 101 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 6. Two facility or equipment violations.
Pizza Hut, 803 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 6. Two facility or equipment violations.
Nava's Store and Cafe, 5463 Farm-to-Market Road 1090, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 5. Improper cold hold temperature. Moving everything out of cooler and either replacing or fixing. Will call when repaired or replaced.
Bloomington Elementary, 156 Leonard Ave., Bloomington; Bloomington High School, Farm-to-Market Road 616, Bloomington; Speedy Stop No. 2, 100 Shepley St., Bloomington; Subway at Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; The Cove at Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; Yoakum Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1300 Carl Ramert Drive, Yoakum. Demerits: 3.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 320 S. Shepley St., Bloomington; El Zacatecas, 521 S. Esplanade St., Cuero; CDI Head Start Serving South East Texas, 104 Shelby Park Road, Edna; Palacios Mexican Restaurant, 114 E. Main St., Edna; Sam Houston Junior High School, 606 Gilbert St., Edna; St. Paul Wee Disciples, 108 E. Gayle St., Edna; Placedo Elementary School, 167 Williams St., Placedo; Busy Bee, 1111 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; Grandmom Bess' Homemade Ice Cream, Mobile Unit, Port Lavaca; PoJo's, 815 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; The Snowcone Zone, 330 La Salle St., Port Lavaca; Grandmom Bess' Homemade Ice Cream, 56 W. 3rd St., Telferner; CDI Head Start Kitchen Serving South, 2202 Terrace Ave., Victoria; Christian Multi-Ethnic Baptist Church, 601 E. Red River St., Victoria; Dollar General Store No. 11662, 1914 N. John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Holiday Inn Express, 111 Huvar St., Victoria; Liberty Academy, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Northside Baptist School, 4100 N. Laurent St., Victoria; O'Connor Magnet School Cafeteria, 3402 Bobolink Lane, Victoria; Our Lady of Victory, 1309 E. Mesquite Lane, Victoria; Patti Welder School, 1604 E. North St., Victoria; Rowland Elementary School, 2706 Leary Lane, Victoria; Smith Elementary School, 2901 Erwin St., Victoria; Victoria Christian School, 801 E. Airline Road, Victoria; Torres Elementary school, 4208 Lone Tree Road, Victoria; Bistro Cafe, 1200 Carl Ramert Drive, Yoakum; J's Burger, 901 W. Grand St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Taqueria Vallarta, 302 S. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected March 14 with 44 demerits. Re-inspected at 10:30 a.m. March 16, violations not corrected; permit suspended. Re-inspected at 2:50 p.m. March 16, violations corrected. Permit was re-instated.
Gabby's Grill, 101 Lamar St., Suite No. 2, Point Comfort, inspected Feb. 16 with 5 demerits. Re-inspected March 15, all violations corrected.
Taqueria El Rodeo 2 by 2, 1928 Main St., Port Lavaca, inspected Jan. 26, with 36 demerits. Re-inspected March 15, with walk-in cooler still not working. Not using at this time. Call the health department after repair and before using.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 7905 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Feb. 21, with 8 demerits. Re-inspected March 14, with improper cold hold temperature. Use three compartment sink until the dishwasher is fixed.
Taqueria Galvan LP 84 2BJT, Highway 111 at Farm-to-Market Road 966, inspected Feb. 28, with 4 demerits. Re-inspected Mar. 14, still need to turn in a water sample. At time of inspection, could not get a chlorine reading proving chlorinator is working. Woman stated that they turn it off at times. Told her to submit water sample and if chlorinator is not working properly, she needs to call someone to fix it.