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 DEC. 6
Beijing Buffet, 339 Calhoun Plaza, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 36. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands between tasks. Do not leave packages open in the pantry. Cover food in the walk-in. Store chicken below fish and beef. Date-label potentially hazardous foods and ready-to-eat foods. Keep paper towels at all the hand sinks. The manager did not demonstrate knowledge of food safety. Need a thermometer to check temperature of foods. Cutting boards need to be replaced. Five facility or equipment violations.
Speedy Stop No. 2, 100 Shepley St., Bloomington. Demerits: 27. Hot dogs and chicken crispitos did not reach 165 degrees in two hours. Ice bags need labels. Dispose of out-of-date milk. Store raw chicken below cooked food. Need use-by dates on burritos and hot dogs. Repair leak under sink in women's restroom. Need to post a 2013 permit. Cover the trash in women's restroom. Two facility or equipment violations.
Tejas Cafe, 1602 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 26. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Cover food in cooler. Need gloves to handle ready-to-eat foods. Store raw meat below other food. Date-label food with a use-by date. label bleach bucket. Two facility or equipment violations.
Gonzalez Community Store, 5065 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Placedo. Demerits: 22. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need ingredient labels on packaged, self-serve brisket sandwiches, sausage wraps and tacos. Keep hot chocolate in box. Cover all items in walk-in and freezer. Dispose of out-of-date medication. Do not place container of water in hand sink. Must follow policy when washing in the two-compartment sink. Repair leak under two-compartment sink. Three facility or equipment violations.
El Charrito Express No. 2, 623 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 20. Wash hands properly with soap for at least 20 seconds. Work on date-labeling. Need soap and paper towels at the hand sink. Repair leak at the three-compartment sink. Do not use thank you bags to store food. Post the last inspection. Four facility or equipment violations.
Hunan Garden, 2119 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 14. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Date-label food with seven-day use-by date. Clean the droppings in storage area. Label spray bottles and bleach bucket. Use a licensed pest control only. Two facility or equipment violations.
Get and Go Food Mart, 301 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 12. Label all ice bags with proper labels. Dispose of out-of-date medication. Date-label big containers of food that are kept in cooler over 24 hours.
Times Market No. 101, 630 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 8. Ice bags need more detailed labels on them. Popcorn bags cannot be sold individually. Dispose of out-of-date medication.
7 Eleven No. 36525, 5684 U.S. Highway 77 South, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Keep time on food not holding at 135 degrees or warmer. Repair the paper towel dispenser. One facility or equipment violation.
Arby's, 2601 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Wear gloves on both hands when handling ready-to-eat foods. One facility or equipment violation.
Chuck E. Cheese's, 7800 N. Navarro St., No. 201, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature. They will call when cooler is repaired.
Lord's Little Angels, 605 U.S. Highway 77-A, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.
Bloomington General Store, 12985 state Highway 185, Bloomington. Demerits: 4. Date-label packaged sandwiches.
Captain G's, 712 W. Adams Road, Port O'Connor. Demerits: 4. Need to date-label.
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 7609 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Discard the unwashed lemon slices.
Rusty Rooster, 604 U.S. Highway 77-A, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Wash hands between tasks.
Yoakum Senior Citizens Center, 105 Center St., Yoakum. Demerits: 4. Employees need to use cups with lids and straws.
Taqueria El Huasteco, 103 E. Second St., Bloomington; McDonald's, 801 S. state Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca; Great American Cookies Bakery Cafe, 7800 N. Navarro St., No. 381, Victoria; Tiger Tote No. 7, 608 U.S. Highway 77-A, Yoakum. Demerits: 3.
Alexander Adult Activity Center, 111 E. Alexander St., Cuero; McAlisters Sweet Shop, 103 N. Hunt St., Cuero; Chaparral Motel, 2086 state Highway 35 North, Port Lavaca; Six Mile Bar and Grill, 6662 Farm-to-Market Road 1090, Port Lavaca; Sonic Drive-In, 411 S. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; The Green Iguana Grill, 137 E. Main St., Port Lavaca; Josie's Mini Mart, 612 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor; Madden's Lounge, 201 Main St., Port O'Connor; Mama's Kitchen, 31 N. Byer St., Port O'Connor; Speedy Stop No. 84, 1620 W. Adams Avenue, Port O'Connor; The Fishing Center, 1304 W. Water St., Port O'Connor; Chunky Monkey's Seafood Market, 621 Main St., Seadrift; Rocky's Noodle House, 424 S. Main St., Seadrift; Double J Eatery, 8607 N. Navarro St., Suite E, Victoria; Hampton Inn, 7006 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Little Caesars Pizza, 5309 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Sonic No. 3322, 8707 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Taco Express, 2808 A. South Laurent St., Victoria; Taqueria Dona Mary, 501 S. Moody St., Victoria; The Courtyard Rehabilitation, 3401 E. Airline Road, Victoria; Kelly's Burger Mobile Unit, 10363 Farm-to-Market Road 682, Yoakum; Snowflake Donuts, 1205 W. Grand St., Yoakum; Stevens Nursing Home, 204 Walter St., Yoakum; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 708 Boyle St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Indianola Fishing Marina, 8 Bell St., Indianola, inspected Nov. 18 with 9 demerits. Reinspected Nov. 26 with violations not corrected. Reinspected Nov. 27 with violations corrected.
Beijing Buffet, 339 Calhoun Plaza, Port Lavaca, inspected Nov. 26 with 36 demerits. Reinspected Nov. 27 with violations corrected.