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 MARCH 15
Tokyo Grill & Sushi Bar, 5006 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 17. Do not store anything in the hand sink. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store vegetables above raw meat. Bar cooler and salad cooler need thermometers. Store ice scoop on clean, sanitized surface. Need 2013 permit. Three facility or equipment violations.
El Norteno Mexican Food, 4105 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Use gloves when cutting limes. Store raw meat below other food. Do not use trash bags to store food directly on. One facility or equipment violation.
Taqueria Guadalajara No. 9, 2301 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Improper cold-hold temperature. Store raw meat below other foods.
Senior Citizens Center, 603 E. Murray St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Store raw meat below other foods.
Cuero Intermediate School, 502 Park Heights Drive, Cuero. Demerits: 3.
Cuero ISD Family Center, 504 Park Heights Road, Cuero; Cuero Junior High School, 608 Junior High Drive, Cuero; French Elementary Cafeteria, 505 N. Henry St., Cuero; Hunt Elementary, 805 N. Hunt St., Cuero; K and N Root beer Drive In, 514 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Inez Community Center, 2511 Garcitas Creek Road, Inez; Smitty's Food mart, 9 Farm-to-Market Road 444 South, Inez; 77901, 221 S. Main St., Victoria; A PLUS Kidz Care Learning Center, 3404 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Dairy Queen, 207 N. Moody St., Victoria; Homewood Residence, 9606-B N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Jim's Big Burger, 102 Glascow Drive, Victoria; Kids Kottage, 302 Conti Lane, Victoria; Moo Moo Family Restaurant, 709 S. Moody St., Victoria; Speedy Stop No. 1, 8701 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Cimarron Junction, 7104-A N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Feb. 26 with 22 demerits. Re-inspected March 6 with most violations corrected. Continue to work on others.
La Fogata Bar and Grill, 13861 N. U.S. Highway 77 North, Victoria, inspected Feb. 25 with 21 demerits. Re-inspected March 6 with all violations corrected.
Subway No. 5, 5006 E. Houston Highway, Victoria, inspected Feb. 27 with 15 demerits. Re-inspected March 6 with the tabletop still not fixed. They are ordering a compressor for it. Meanwhile, they are using ice beneath all items. Hot water at three-compartment sink has been fixed. Will return to reinspect.
Super Stop, 2006 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria, inspected Feb. 27 with 15 demerits. Re-inspected March 6 with improper cold-hold temperature in walk-in cooler. Advised them not to store milk in cooler until walk-in gets fixed. They stated maintenance man would be out there this afternoon. Will return to re-inspect. Re-inspected March 8 with all violations corrected.
Taqueria Guadalajara No. 9, 2301 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria, inspected March 6 with nine demerits. Re-inspected March 8 with cold-hold violation corrected.
Texas Seafood Restaurant, 2202 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Feb. 25 with 46 demerits. Re-inspected March 6 with some violations not corrected. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store drinks below food prep areas. Keep food covered in walk-in. Out-of-date food should be discarded. Shrimp should not be placed directly in the three-compartment sink. Need soap and towels at the front hand sink. Follow the proper procedure of wash, rinse and sanitize when cleaning dishes. Few corrections were made. Continue to work on violations.