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. 16:
Taqueria el Rodeo 2 by 3 Steakhouse, 314 W. Broadway St., Seadrift. Demerits: 46. Wash hands between tasks. No eating in food prep area. Cover food in the walk-in cooler. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Store chicken below vegetables. Need to date label. Hot water should be 100 degrees at hand sinks. Need paper towels at all hand sinks. Address problem with roaches and rodent droppings in the dry storage area. Need to label spray bottles. Dishes still have food particles on them, and racks and drawers in refrigerators need to be cleaned and sanitized. Recommend a good, thorough general cleaning.
Old Fashioned Donuts, 909 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 24. Improper cold-hold temperature. Do not sell products that are not labeled for individual sale. Use food-grade approved bags for storage. Do not leave opened packages of sausage patties on the floor. Keep spray nozzle out of the sink. Do not block the hand sink. Need soap in the restroom. Address problem of ants on the floor by the restroom door. Use only approved insecticides from a licensed pest control. Four facility or equipment violations.
Family Dollar Stores, 213 Calhoun Plaza, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 14. Dispose of expired Lunchables. Check dates on refrigerated products. Need hot water in restroom. Work order was submitted. Maintenance already working on it. Need toilet paper in restroom. Need to post current permit. Two facility or equipment violations.
Handi Kwik Food Mart, 805 N. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 13. Improper cold hold temperature. Ice bags need proper labels. Keep hand sink accessible. Need thermometer in table top. Store the ice scoop on a clean sanitized surface. Three facility or equipment violations.
Chavana's Grocery and Market, 517 N. Benavides St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 10. Dispose of expired medicine. Need soap and paper available. Need thermometer in the RC Cola cooler. Two facility or equipment violations.
Times Market No. 101, 630 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 10. Keep spray hose out of sink. Need paper towels at hand-washing sink. Need thermometer in milk cooler. Two facility or equipment violations.
Crain Elementary School, 2706 N. Azalea St., Victoria. Demerits: 8. Need to have hot water at 100 degrees at hand washing sink.
First Convenience, 1916 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Date label thawed Angus burgers, chicken sandwich, Jimmy Dean biscuits, Philly cheese steak sandwiches and sliders with a seven-day use-by date.
Bistro Cafe, 1200 Carl Ramert Drive, Yoakum. Demerits: 7. Dessert, packaged and self-serve, needs labeling. Need soap and paper towels at the hand sink. Use hair restraints. One facility or equipment violation.
Brittany's Roasted Corn, Mobile Unit, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Hot and cold water need more pressure. Thermometers needed in all coolers. One facility or equipment violation.
Chuck E. Cheese's, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Date label with a seven-day use-by date. Clean the ice dispenser at the soda fountain. One facility or equipment violation.
Family Dollar Store No. 5860, 3101 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Check dates on dairy and deli products. Hot dogs were out of date.
Family Dollar Store No. 6217, 609 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Check dates on dairy and deli products.
5 Jokers Amusement Center, 1103 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Date label potentially hazardous foods with a seven-day use-by date.
Best Western Victoria Inn and Suites, 8106 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway. Demerits: 4. Date label potentially hazardous foods with a seven-day use-by date. Recommend the use of ice to cool food instead of ice packs.
Conner's Corner Grocery, 102 E. Houston Highway, Edna; Dollar General No. 2919, 501 state Highway 35 S., Port Lavaca; Century Lanes, 3401 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Game Time, 1201 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Pure Fitness and Tanning, 311 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria; Yoakum Senior Citizens Center, 105 Center St., Yoakum. Demerits: 3.
Love's Travel Stop Subway No. 297, 1509 E. Rose St., Edna; Smokin' Pit and Grill, 1102 Highway 111, Edna; Sonic Drive-In, 920 W. Main St., Edna; Texas Country Oaks Dance Hall, 924 Farm-to-Market Road 822, Edna; Yummy Treats, 707 N. Wells St., Edna; Indianola Fishing Marina, 8 Bell St., Indianola; Hope High School, 300 Alcoa Drive, Port Lavaca; Speedy Stop No. 9, 1800 S. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Barkett's Restaurant, 321 Broadway St., Seadrift; Candlewood Suites, 7103 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Cherry Berry Victoria, 7905 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Church's Fried Chicken No. 3172, 3810 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Citizens HealthPlex, 9406 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Marble Slab Creamery, 6362 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Spec's Liquor, 5108 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Speedy Stop No. 38, 1501 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria; Stripes No. 1005, 3204 S. Laurent St., Victoria; Stripes No. 2192, 4402 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Texan Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3401 E. Airline Road, Victoria; The Sunshine House Preschool, 5015 Evergreen St., Victoria; Lord's Little Angels, 605 Highway 77-A, Yoakum; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 708 Boyle St., Yoakum; Yoakum Nursing and Rehab Center, 1300 Carl Ramert Drive, Yoakum; Yoakum Packing Co., 500 Front St., Yoakum; Yoakum Primary Annex, 412 Simpson St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Wally's Restaurant, 1400 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca, inspected Oct. 24 with 14 demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 14, still needing proper refrigerator thermometer for cooler.
Taqueria El Rodeo 2 by 3 Steakhouse, 314 W. Broadway St., Seadrift, inspected Nov. 7 with 46 demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 8, all violations corrected.
Main Course, 612 Red River St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 6 with five demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 13, all violations corrected.
Rumorhazzit, 5803 John Stockbauer Drive, Suite D, Victoria, inspected Sept. 4 with nine demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 9, all violations corrected. A new sink has been installed.