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 AUG. 16
Pizza Hut No. 022652, 3404 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 17. Improper cold-hold temperature. Address problem of presence of gnats in bar area. Sanitizer bucket needs to be labeled. Shelves that hold the clean dishes need to be cleaned and sanitized. Four facility or equipment violations.
Iscream, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 16. Improper cold-hold temperature. Keep items out of hand-washing sink. Need paper towels at hand washing sink. Use a licensed pest control only. Fix leak at the dipping well. Need thermometer at the front tabletop. Four facility or equipment violations.
Grand Buffet, 4303 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 12. Need to cover food in freezer. Do not have items such as water bottle and bag on top of green onions in tabletop. Store raw meat below cooked food. Water should not be turned off at the hand sink by dishwasher area.
5 Points Stop, 607 N. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Water is not hot enough in the restrooms. Need thermometer in deli cooler. Change pickle tong container. Need hand wash signs in restroom and at hand sink. Need self-closing doors in restroom. Two facility or equipment violations.
Casa Ole Restaurant and Cantina, 391 Victoria Mall, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Improper cold-hold temperature. Store raw patties below other foods. Label all buckets. Keep cloths in buckets. One facility or equipment violation.
Christ's Kitchen, 611 E. Warren St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Improper cold-hold temperature. Cover food in walk-in cooler.
First Baptist Church, 202 Dunn St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to add to ware-washing policy how to sanitize dishes.
Edna Livestock Coffee Shop, 2782 N. state Highway 111, Edna; Papa John's Pizza No. 3750, 3112-E N. Navarro St., Victoria; Subway No. 650, 104 N. Main St., Victoria; Wendy's No. 1, 3507 N. Navarro St., Victoria; J.R.'s Barbecue, 1001 U.S. Highway 77-A, Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Jackson County Friends of Elder Citizens, 501 N. Wells St., Edna; Dollar General No. 1791, 1606 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Long John Silver's No. 31698, 2904 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Popcorn Plus, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Pullin's Meat Market, 3602 E. Houston Highway, Suite I, Victoria; Sonic Drive-In No. 5262, 3008 Houston Highway, Victoria; Tweeties Snow Cones, 1505 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Victoria Subway, 1102 Rio Grande St., Suite 300, Victoria; Walgreens No. 07964, 5204 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, 4652 Highway 77-A, Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Downtown Grill and Catering, 125 E. Constitution St., Victoria, inspected June 19 with 11 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 8 with the cold-hold violation corrected. Need to clean the ice machine.