Food service inspections for Jan. 23-31

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 FEB. 1:

The "New" Rodeo No. 2, 2001 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 28. Improper hot-hold temperature. Improper cold-hold temperature. Hand sink should be used for hand-washing only. Store wallet away from the food areas. Cover all food in the walk-in cooler and other coolers. Store raw meat below other food. Store ice scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Need to post a 2013 permit. Two facility or equipment violations.

The "Other" Store No. 1, 2407 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 22. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard any potentially hazardous foods that have been in the walk-in for more than four hours. Need to write procedure on how utensils are washed. Need soap and paper towels at the hand sink and in the restroom. Spray bottle needs to be labeled. Store ice scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Three facility or equipment violations.

Cracker Barrel No. 7, 8080 state Highway 185 S., Victoria. Demerits: 19. Ice bags need proper labels; need proper labels on food accessible to public. Dispose of out-of-date sandwich meat. Use food-grade plastic to cover food. Keep time documented on food kept out of temperature. Clean and sanitize the ice machine. Use cap or hair net when in the kitchen area. One facility or equipment violation.

Estella's Mexican Restaurant, 109 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 16. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Cover food in the walk-in and freezer. Store raw meat in bottom of cooler. Keep time on rice and other potentially hazardous foods that are not at proper temperature.

Texas Traditions and Bakery, 234 E. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 15. Improper cold hold temperature. Need to use gloves when touching chips, lettuce and tomatoes. Need to wipe down shelves in back storage area. Two facility or equipment violations.

Betty's Country Kitchen II, 1800 Highway 35 S., Suite D, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 13. Store seafood above the beef. Address problem with flies. Label spray bottles. Three facility or equipment violations.

Pinto Bean Restaurant, 4103 N. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 13. Improper cold-hold temperature. Do not store anything in the hand-washing sink. The sink has to be accessible at all times. Label the bleach bucket. Store the ice scoop on a clean surface. Three facility or equipment violations.

Country Store and Ice, 252 state Highway 72, Yorktown. Demerits: 13. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard any food in glass door cooler more than four hours. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods.

Beef O'Brady's, 6220 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Wash hands between tasks. Wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. One facility or equipment violation.

Mi Ranchito Restaurant, 1602 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Do not eat in the kitchen area. Employee drinks must have lids and straws. Store raw meat below other food. Use only licensed pest control.

Pit Stop, 1501 E. North St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Post documentation on how dishwashing is done at the two-compartment sink. Need cold water at front hand sink. Need soap and paper towels at the front hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.

Quick Way/White's Barbecue, 1728 Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 10. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands before glove use. Label soap bottles. Sanitizer is too strong at the three-compartment sink. Two facility or equipment violations.

Broadway Grocery, 205 Broadway St., Nordheim. Demerits: 9. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need to repair cold water line.

Ganado Cafe, 118 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 7. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store employee drinks below the food preparation areas. Thermometers needed in small black cooler and Coke cooler and table top. One facility or equipment violation.

Bayside Seafood, 4202 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Improper cold-hold temperature. Employees cannot eat in food preparation areas. Label spray bottles. Use a licensed pest control only. One facility or equipment violation.

Gold Mine Restaurant, 21 Raisin Road, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Store raw meat below vegetables in the walk-in cooler. Keep dog out of the food establishment. Service animals are the only animals allowed in a food establishment. One facility or equipment violation.

Stripes No. 7343, 4901 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Hand sink can only be used for hand-washing only. Do not store canned drinks and bottles in it. Need a thermometer in the milk cooler. One facility or equipment violation.

The "Other" Store No. 2, 1409 N.E. Water St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Kool-Aid Jammers need labels for each flavor. Clean the ice machine. One facility or equipment violation.

The "Other" Store No. 3, 101 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Low hot water pressure in the men's restroom. Thermometer needed in the three door milk cooler. One facility or equipment violation.

H-E-B No. 434, 101 Calhoun Plaza, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. No hot water at hand sink in bakery. No water, hot or cold, at hand sink in market.

Fastop Food Store No. 1, 1901 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Date-label burritos and hot dogs.

The Greenhouse Lounge, 2100 N. Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca; L and L Grill, 5306 Houston Highway, Victoria; La Original Tortilla Company, 302 Profit Drive, Victoria; Quality Packers, 702 E. Convent St., Victoria; The Texan No. 3, 503 W. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 3.

Brookshire Brothers No. 76, Ganado; Sonic Drive In, 411 S. Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Subway, 400 Tiney Browning Boulevard, Port Lavaca; Another Round, 1701 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Aunt Jo's Barbecue, 5303 U.S. Highway 77-S., Victoria; Break Time, 1908 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Cimarron Express, 1402 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Devereux Foundation, 120 David Wade Drive, Victoria; Dollar General No. 3562, 1402 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria; Sky Restaurant, 236 Foster Field Drive, Victoria; Tipton's Conoco, 5903 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 0.



RE-INSPECTIONS

Texas Traditions and Bakery, 234 E. Main St., Port Lavaca, inspected Jan. 23 with 15 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 30; all violations corrected.

Beef O'Brady's, 6220 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Jan. 30 with 11 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 31; all violations corrected.

Pinto Bean Restaurant, 4103 N. Main St., Victoria, inspected Jan. 30 with 13 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 30; all violations corrected.

The "New" Rodeo No. 2, 2001 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria, inspected Jan. 25 with 28 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 30, all violations corrected.