Food service inspections for Jan. 16-23
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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 JAN. 25:
Wagon Train Drive inn, 145 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 41. Wash hands between tasks. Hand sink for hand-washing only. Store fish above beef; store chicken below beef. Date-label cooked, ready-to-eat foods with seven-day use-by date. Keep hand sink clear. Address problem of rodent droppings in the storage area. The manager needs to educate employees on proper hand washing and date labeling. The three-compartment sink is leaking. Need thermometers in all coolers. Clean the ice machine. Seven facility or equipment violations.
Sugar-Daddi Bar and Grill, 13427 U.S. Highway 87, Westhoff. Demerits: 16. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands before glove use. Wear gloves when handling ready to eat foods. Store raw meat below other food. Work on date-labeling cooked, ready-to-eat foods with seven-day use-by date.
Cracker Barrel No. 4, 6007 N. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Date-label burritos with seven-day use-by date. Post dishwashing procedure. Hand sink needs paper towels. Ice machine needs to be cleaned, and ice scoop needs to be stored on clean surface.
La Salle's Landing, 2002 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 9. Keep hand sink open. Need soap at hand sink. Address problem with rodents. Three facility or equipment violations.
Tropics Waterfront Bar and Grill, 802 Fulton St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 9. Water coming out of the top of the grease trap. Clean the ice machine. Inspection needs to be visible to the public. Three facility or equipment violations.
H-E-B Food Store No. 554, 1505 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Wash hands between tasks and glove use. Need paper towels at hand washing sink in deli area. One facility or equipment violation.
Chick-Fil-A, 7800 N. Navarro St., Suite 155, Victoria. Demerits: 6. Keep sanitizer rags in bucket. Recommend setting up sanitizer buckets at each station. Clean and sanitize all tabletops. Keep boxes 6 inches off the floor. Two facility or equipment violations.
Horsin' Around Bar and Grill, 893 U.S. Highway 183 South, Cuero; McDonald's, 801 S. state Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca; Alejandra's Mexican Kitchen, 227 W. Main St., Port Lavaca; Fox's Pizza Den, 320 state Highway 35 South, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 3.
Longhorn Ranch Restaurant, 473 S. U.S. Highway 87, Cuero; J and T One Stop, 514 Margie Tewmey Road, Magnolia Beach; Memorial Medical Center, 815 Virginia St., Port Lavaca; Double J. Eatery, 8607 N. Navarro St., Suite E, Victoria; Target Store T-888, 7608 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; The Grape Vine Cafe, 110 Medical Drive, Suite 102, Victoria; Miller's, 515 Fulton, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 0.
Ganado Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 107 E. Rogers St., inspected Jan. 11 with 20 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 16 with violations corrected.
Colony Creek Country Club, 301 Colony Creek Drive, Victoria, inspected Jan. 10 with 10 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 17 with violations corrected.
Cracker Barrel No. 1, 112 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria, inspected Jan. 15 with 32 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 17 with all violations corrected.
Shop-Rite Grocery, 3006 E. Red River St., Victoria, inspected Jan. 15 with 19 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 17 with most violations corrected. Need to label ice bags.
Wagon Train DRIVE INN, 145 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca, inspected Jan. 18 with 41 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 22 with all violations corrected.