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 MAY 25
Shell Mini Mart, 4717 state Highway 35, Palacios. Demerits: 35. Wash hands before glove use and when entering kitchen. Need labels for burritos, crispitos, and any self-serve items. Dispose of unsound flour; it had weevils coming out of bags on shelves. Dispose of beans that were found with rodent droppings. Need to use gloves when touching buns and vegetables. Work on date labeling food. Address problem with flies. Pest control is needed to address problems with rodent droppings. Manager needs to be able to demonstrate adequate knowledge of these matters. Clean the condiment containers that contain dead bugs. Five facility or equipment violations.
Conner Corner Grocery Store, 101 W. York St., Ganado. Demerits: 22. Wash hands in between tasks. Wash hands at hand sink only. Do not store jackets on ice bags. Need to wash hands before glove use. Need to date label food in walk-in cooler and deli cooler. Need to keep times of hot food kept below 135 degrees. Droppings in cabinet under hand sink. Need to clean ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
First Convenience, 1916 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 18. Remove meat from unapproved source from food establishment. Dispose of expired Lunchmakers. Some dairy and deli have expiration dates of today. Date label thawed sandwiches and Hot Pockets with a 7-day use-by date. Need soap and paper towels in restroom. Two facility or equipment violations.
Snowflake Donuts, 1002 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 17. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Must keep times on sausage rolls and meat products behind counter. Address roach problem. Rodent droppings under counter. Three facility or equipment violations.
Carancahua Bay Cafe, 3753 N. Highway 35, Palacios. Demerits: 14. Improper cold hold temperature. Three facility or equipment violations.
Ganado Diner, 401 N. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 13. Need to wash hands in kitchen hand sink. Need soap at hand sink. Three facility or equipment violations.
Speedy Stop No. 9, 1800 S. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 13. Use seven-day use-by date labels for hot dogs and burritos. Keep hand sink accessible. Address problem of gnats at three-compartment sink. Three facility or equipment violations.
Yoakum Senior Citizens Center, 105 Center St., Yoakum. Demerits: 11. Dispose of out-of-date milk, hot dogs, canned foods and dented cans. Clean the can opener. One facility or equipment violation.
Donut Palace No. 2, 1923 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 10. Remove frozen meat in freezer from unapproved source. Need soap and paper towels at designated hand washing sink and in restrooms. Two facility or equipment violations.
Cobra Corner Store Inc., 5895 Farm-to-Market 616, Vanderbilt. Demerits: 9. Improper cold hold temperature. Dispose of out of date baby food.
Yummy Treats, 707 N. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 7. Need to use gloves when cutting vegetables or handling any ready-to-eat foods. Need paper towels at hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Conner's Corner Grocery, 102 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 6. Need soap at hand sink. Two facility or equipment violations.
Highway 111 Shell, 201 S. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 5. Improper cold hold temperature.
Inteplast Cafeteria, 101 Inteplast Cafeteria, Lolita. Demerits: 4. Store raw chicken below other foods.
Lord's Little Angels, 605 Highway 77-A, Yoakum. Demerits: 4. Dispose of out of date dips.
Mr. G's Snow Wiz and Party Favors, 621 S. Wells St., Edna; Subway/TA dba Travel Centers, 802 E. York St., Ganado; Times Market No. 101, 630 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca; Stevens Nursing Home, 204 Walter St., Yoakum. Demerits: 3.
Jackson County Jail, 115 W. Main St., Edna; Love's Travel Stop Subway No. 297, 1509 E. Rose St., Edna; Wal-Mart No. 474, 1002 N. Wells St., Edna; Krazy Konz, 510 S. Fifth St., Ganado; Taqueria Las Fuentes, 9345 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita; Meyersville Elementary School, 1897 Meyersville Road, Meyersville; Nordheim School, Broadway St., Nordheim; Frozen Delights, 313 E. Tres Palacios Ave., Palacios; Chuck Machacek, 25845 State Highway 172, Port Lavaca; Creative Catering, 1611 Leon St., Port Lavaca; Winners Amusement Center, 305 E. Rail Road, Port Lavaca; Art's Barbecue, Corner of Byers Road and Highway 185; Port O'Connor School, 508 W. Monroe St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 0.
Beijing Buffet, 339 Calhoun Plaza, Port Lavaca, inspected May 15 with 42 demerits. Re-inspected May 21, finding a need to continue working on violations. Will re-inspect restaurant within a week.
La Antigua, 737 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca, inspected May 15 with 62 demerits. Re-inspected May 21, finding a need to continue working on violations. Will re-inspect the restaurant within a week.