Food service inspections for March 13-20
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 THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 22
La Plazita, 206 W. Main St., Cuero. Demerits: 43. Improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands before glove use and between tasks. Cannot use farm eggs in the restaurant. Cover all food in coolers and freezers. Discard any food kept in cooler not holding temperature for more than four hours. Store raw meat below other foods. Date label all food in coolers. Two-door silver cooler is not holding at 41 degrees or less. Address problem with droppings in the storage area. Bleach bucket needs to be labeled. Manager did not demonstrate knowledge. Fix leak under the two-compartment sink in the waitress area. Do not use 'thank you' bags to store food directly. Store the ice scoops on a clean, sanitized surface. Five facility or equipment violations.
Taqueria Vallarta, 1706 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 34. All employee drinks need a lid and straw. Cover all food in walk-in cooler and freezers. Do not store utensils in between wall and three-compartment sink. Must have hot water in restrooms. Need paper towels at hand sink. Address problem with roaches in restaurant. Address problem with rodent droppings. Cannot use rat bait in establishment. Hand sink is not draining. Seal all the holes in the restaurant. The restaurant must have a thorough cleaning. Will return to reinspect. Six facility or equipment violations.
The New Rodeo, 407 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 22. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Cover all food in walk-in cooler and freezer. Do not store spatulas in between wall and three-compartment sink. Hot water must be on in the men's restroom. Do not use Raid in establishment. Only use a licensed professional to spray. Store ice cream scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Seal all holes in the restaurant. Two facility or equipment violations.
Mi Vaca Grill, 2505 E. Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 20. Improper cold hold temperature. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Cover all food in the walk-in cooler. Must have hot water at back hand sinks. Label spray bottles. One facility or equipment violation.
Captain G's, 712 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor. Demerits: 8. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Use proper date labeling procedures.
Victoria Christian School, 601 E. Colorado St., Victoria. Demerits: 8. Store raw meat on bottom. Date label prepared food. Keep dry goods at least 6 inches off floor.
Yoakum Gin and Feed, 117 West St., Yoakum. Demerits: 8. Wash hands at hand sink. Date label items in cooler.
El Zacatecas, 521 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. Store all raw meat below other foods.
St. Paul Wee Disciples, 108 E. Gayle St., Edna; Six Mile Bar and Grill, 6662 FM 1090, Port Lavaca; Jocelynn's, 17 Elizabeth Lane, Port O'Connor; Dollar General Store No. 13868, 2106 S. Laurent St., Victoria; Fossati's Delicatessen, 302 S. Main St., Victoria; Shields Elementary School Cafeteria, 3400 Bluebonnet Drive, Victoria; The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and bar, 1201 W. Stayton St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Cuero Pecan House, 104 W.S. Railroad St., Cuero; Main Street Kaffee Haus and Deli, 104 E. Main St., Cuero; McDonald's, 101 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1010 McArthur St., Cuero; The Barbecue Station, 114 S. Esplanade St., Cuero; Jackson County Hospital District, 1013 S. Wells St., Edna; McDonald's, 817 N. Wells St., Edna; Stripes No. 9761, 905 W. Main St., Edna; Texana Raceway Park, 258 County Road No. 412, Edna; PoJo's, 815 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 627 W. George St., Port Lavaca; TMC Head Golden Crescent Head Start, 1211 W. Austin St., Suite B, Port Lavaca; Tots and Tikes Day Care, 411 W. Main St., Port Lavaca; Beijing Garden, 113 S. Main St., Victoria; Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1206 S. Depot St., Victoria; DaCosta Hermann Sons Home, 15736 Farm-to-Market Road 1686, Victoria; Dodge City, 205-H North Star Drive, Victoria; Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St., Victoria; Linditas Tacos To Go, 310 W. Gonzales St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
El Camino Food To Go, 1303 S. state Highway 172, Ganado, inspected Feb. 25 with 4 demerits. Re-inspected March 13 with violation corrected.
Dick's Food Stores Seadrift, LLC, 202 Broadway St., Seadrift, inspected Feb. 19 with 12 demerits. Re-inspected March 15 with all violations corrected.
M and M Pinto Bean No. 2, 202 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected Feb. 27 with 49 demerits. Re-inspected March 19 with need to address critical violations. Must use hot water to wash hands. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Store drinks below food prep area. Discard eggs that are above 41 degrees. Bleach mixture is too strong; adjust strength. Do not use the white 'thank you' sacks to store tortillas. If they are going to continue to use small room to cut raw chicken, then they need to replace counters that are chipped and cracked. As it is, it cannot be easily and properly cleaned.
Taqueria Vallarta, 1706 N. Laurent St., Victoria, inspected March 14 with 34 demerits. Re-inspected March 14 with some violations corrected. The hot water in the restrooms was repaired. The water heater was replaced. Will return next week to check on other violations.
The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant, 1201 W. Stayton St., Victoria, inspected March 18 with 3 demerits. Re-inspected March 18 with violation corrected.