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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 JULY 5

The Shrimp Shack, 502 E. Broadway St., Seadrift. Demerits: 37. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands between tasks. Employees need cups with straws and lids. Discard all potentially hazardous foods on tabletop and one-door glass cooler out of temperature for more than four hours. Wash hands and wear gloves or use utensils. Wash hands after handling raw meat before handling ready-to-eat foods. Keep the hand sink clear. Need paper towels at the hand sink. Employees not demonstrating knowledge of food safety. Need thermometers in all refrigerators. Four facility or equipment violations.

Pump N Munch, 1106 E. U.S. Highway 59, Ganado. Demerits: 24. Improper hot-hold temperature. All ice bags need proper labels. If tacos are not at temperature, need to use the four-hour rule. Store raw chicken away from ice cream mix. Date-label sandwiches once they are taken out of the freezer. Keep tongs on a clean, sanitized surface. One facility or equipment violation.

Dos Hermanos Mexican Cafe, 106 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 23. Improper cold-hold temperature. Cannot store beer bottles in the ice used for customers' drinks. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Store raw meat below other food. Chicken must be stored on bottom shelf. Sewer water is backing up into the kitchen. Restaurant permit is suspended until this problem is corrected. Two facility or equipment violations.

Cracker Barrel No. 7, 8080 state Highway 185 South, Victoria. Demerits: 20. Improper hot-hold temperature. Food products need labels. Need ingredient labels on packaged food and bags of ice. Out-of-date lunch meat and cream cheese needs to be thrown out. Keep time log of hot-hold because not holding at 135 degrees. Clean and sanitize the ice dispenser, ice machine and pickle tongs. One facility or equipment violation.

Church's Fried Chicken, 1203 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 15. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Keep food covered in the walk-in. Keep spray hose at least 2 inches about sink level. Keep paper towels in the men's restroom. One facility or equipment violation.

Brookshire Brothers No. 76, 305 W. York St., Ganado. Demerits: 15. Improper cold-hold temperature. Hand sink in produce area does not have hot water. Keep hand sink accessible in meat department. Need a thermometer in front display box and all coolers. Two facility or equipment violations.

Texas Drive Inn, 3701 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Date-label all potentially hazardous foods in all coolers. Wash hands and wear gloves when handling potentially hazardous foods and ready-to-eat foods. Address problem with presence of roaches and flies. One facility or equipment violation.

J and J Drive Inn, 602 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 11. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need paper towels at the hand-washing sink. Store pickle tongs on a clean sanitized surface. Two facility or equipment violations.

Colony Creek Country Club, 301 Colony Creek Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Cover all items in cooler. Date-label all items in cooler. Thermometers needed in all coolers. One facility or equipment violation.

Cuero One Stop, 710 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 10. Label the ice bags. Clean and sanitize the ice machine. The last inspection needs to be more visible. Two facility or equipment violations.

Whataburger No. 428, 112 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 10. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Address problem with presence of gnats and flies in the back area. Two facility or equipment violations.

Tasty Donuts, 1305 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 10. Employees should only wash hands in the hand sink, not the three-compartment sink. Address problem with ants at the hand-washing sink and roaches in the three-compartment sink. One facility or equipment violation.

I Stop No. 2, 101 Industrial Blvd., Cuero. Demerits: 8. Label the small ice bags. Date-label the Deli Select sandwiches. Need a hand-washing sign at the hand sink.

Estella's Mexican Restaurant, 109 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 8. Designate area for employees' personal items, including cellphones. Cover food in coolers.

Ganado Cafe, 118 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 8. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need thermometer in black refrigerator. One facility or equipment violation.

Church's Fried Chicken, 110 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 6. Address problem with the presence of flies. Keep ice scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Two facility or equipment violations.

Club Movida, 2107 Lone Tree Road, Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need thermometer in Coke cooler. Clean and sanitize the ice machine. Store ice scoop on clean, sanitized surface. Two facility or equipment violations.

Cowboy Barbecue Inc., 907 N. East St., Edna. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Port Lavaca Nursing and Rehab, 524 Village Road, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Bloomington General Store, 12985 state Highway 185, Bloomington. Demerits: 4. Dispose of ground meat that was out of date.

Ganado Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 107 E. Rogers St., Ganado. Demerits: 4. Water does not get hot enough in the restroom and at the hand-washing sink.

Sonic Drive-In No. 3070, 3004 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods.

Arby's, 2601 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.

Pizza Hut, 1010 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Subway, 601 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Jackson County Jail, 115 W. Main St., Edna; Dairy Queen No. 14142, 1202 E. Highway 59, Ganado; KW's Dairy Mart, 218 S. Third St., Ganado; Sonic Drive-In, 411 S. Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Trinity Shores of Port Lavaca, 201 Trinity Shores Drive, Port Lavaca; Josie's Mexican Food, 610 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor; Rocky's Noodle House, 424 S. Main St., Seadrift; Bearly Beginning, 2005 Lawndale St., Victoria; Bearly Beginning No. 2, 3803 Miori Lane, Victoria; Break Time, 1908 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Cimarron Express, 1402 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Victoria Donuts, 3805-C N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.

REINSPECTIONS

The Lariat, 1022 S. Wells St., Edna, inspected May 6 with 19 demerits. Reinspected July 2 with violations not corrected. Will return to reinspect.

Brookshire Brothers No. 76, 305 W. York St., Ganado, inspected June 27 with 15 demerits. Reinspected July 2 with violations corrected.

Ganado Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 107 E. Rogers St., Ganado, inspected June 27 with 4 demerits. Reinspected July 2 with violations corrected.

J and J Drive Inn, 602 S. Third St., Ganado, inspected June 27 with 11 demerits. Reinspected July 2 with violations corrected.

Beijing Buffet, 339 Calhoun Plaza, Port Lavaca, inspected June 26 with 45 demerits. Reinspected June 27 with most of the violations corrected. Still need to address problem with presence of flies.

Port Lavaca Nursing and Rehab, 524 Village Road, Port Lavaca, inspected June 27 with 5 demerits. Reinspected June 28 with violations corrected.

The Shrimp Shack, 502 E. Broadway St., Seadrift, inspected June 27 with 37 demerits. Reinspected June 28 with the cold-hold violation not corrected.



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