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 NOV. 9:
Speedy Stop No. 5, 5006 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 17. Dispose of expired lunch meat. Date label the hot dogs. Keep hand sink clear. Label spray bottles. Clean and sanitize the ice machine. Three facility or equipment violations.
Drifters Bar and Grill, 2912 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Store raw meat below deli meat. Hand washing sink needs cold water supply. Leak at cold water supply at hand-washing sink. Store paper goods six inches off ground. One facility or equipment violation.
DeTar Hospital North, 101 Medical Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 9. Improper cold hold temperature. Recommend discarding the potentially hazardous foods stored in the walk-in for more than four hours.
Subway at Oak Hill, 3633 S.W. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Improper cold hold temperature. Keep the back hand-washing sink accessible. One facility or equipment violation.
La Hacienda Mexican Cafe, 3402 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to wear gloves when cutting lemons.
Invista S.A.R.L., 2695 Old Bloomington Road, Victoria; Subway No. 5637, 3805-A N. Navarro St., Victoria; Victoria West High School Kitchen, 307 W. Tropical Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Aloe Elementary, 62 Chaparral St., Victoria; Baytown Seafood Restaurant, 4010 Houston Highway, Victoria; Dick's Crestwood Food Store, LTD., 1302 E. Crestwood Drive, Victoria; El Pico De Gallo, 609 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Faith Academy, 2002 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria; Halepaska's Bakery and Sandwich Shop, 302 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; La Paloma Club, 705 S. Bridge St., Victoria; Nazareth Academy, 206 W. Convent St., Victoria; Schlotzsky's Deli, 4601 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Subway, 4008 U.S. Highway 59 N., Victoria; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start/Depot, 401 S. Depot St., Victoria; VCAM-Victoria Christian Assistance, 108 N. Liberty St., Victoria; Vera Cruz, 3110 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Victoria Fairfield Inn, 7502 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Whataburger No. 788, 3603 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
DeTar Hospital North, 101 Medical Drive, Victoria, inspected Nov. 2 with nine demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 5, all violations corrected.