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 OCT. 19:
Taqueria La Finca, 2640 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 33. Use soap when washing hands. Use hand washing sink for hand wash in only. Thaw raw meat under cold running water or in refrigerated cooler. Recommend using spatula for flour tortillas. Store raw chicken below beef and cheese. Water supply not hot enough. Needs to be 120 degrees for dish washing machine. Remove unapproved pesticides. Properly wash cutting boards in three compartment sink. Wash, rinse and sanitize. Clean the can opener blade. Use food grade approved paper or plastic to cover tortilla dough instead of damp cloth towels. Need to reinstall the mop sink. Three facility or equipment violations.
Daniel's Tacos, 902 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 18. Eggs and tartar sauce left out at room temperature. Cannot store containers of limes with the ice. Keep time on eggs kept out at room temperature. Cannot use trash bags to store food. Two facility or equipment violations.
Shellfish Sports Bar and Grille, 2615 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 18. Improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands before putting gloves on. Address problem of gnats in bar area. Replace cracked ice buckets. Need to weatherstrip the back door. Three facility or equipment violations.
La Antigua, 737 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 15. Improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands before putting gloves on. Sanitizer concentration is too strong. Repair the leak at hand washing sink and food preparation sink. Two facility or equipment violations.
Broadway Shell, 1326 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 8. Ice bags need proper labels. Dispose of expired package of hot dogs.
Pizza Hut, 803 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 7. Wash hands upon returning to the kitchen. Clean the ice machine. One facility or equipment violation.
Burger Nation, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Date label items in the cooler.
Family Dollar Store No. 5479, 1708 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
4-H Clover Cafe, 284 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna; Edna Youth Football Association, Shelby Park, Edna; Lion's Club, 284 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna; Palacios Mexican Restaurant, 114 E. Main St., Edna; South Brooke Manor, 1401 W. Main St., Edna; St. Agnes Catholic Church, 284 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna; Mission Valley Elementary School, 12063 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Mission Valley; Bayside Seafood Restaurant, 2055 state Highway 35 N., Port Lavaca; Calhoun County Youth Football League, Tilley Park Complex, Port Lavaca; Evelyn's Seafood Market, 732 Broadway St., Port Lavaca; Pizza Hut, 425 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Speedy Stop No. 12, 2207 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Whataburger No. 323, 468 Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Big D's Barbecue, 802 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Cade Middle School Kitchen, 611 W. Tropical Drive, Victoria; Texan Nursing and Rehab of Victoria West, 3007 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
La Antigua, 737 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca, inspected Oct. 10, with 15 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 17 with improper cold hold temperatures.
Mexico Tipico, 421 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca, inspected Sept. 28, with 40 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 10 with violations not corrected. Re-inspected Oct. 17 with need to continue working on date labeling cooked foods in the walk-in with a seven-day, use-by date. Work on preventing cross contamination of raw meat and produce that is stored in the walk-in. Need to repair cold water supply at hand washing sink. Need backflow preventer at hose bib on hand washing sink. Need thermometer in white cooler in kitchen. A follow-up inspection is required.
Shellfish Sports Bar and Grille, 2615 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca, inspected Oct. 10, with 18 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 17 with all violations corrected.
Taqueria La Finca, 2640 W. Main St., Port Lavaca, inspected Oct. 17, with 33 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 17 (four hours after initial inspection) with needing to continue addressing violations.