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 SEPT. 27
Tokyo Grill and Sushi Bar, 5006 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 24. Wash hands before glove use. Wash hands when entering kitchen. Do not use hand sink for filling containers. Must only be used to wash hands. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store raw meat below other foods. Do not keep containers inside hand sinks. Label sanitizer bucket. Need thermometers on tabletop in kitchen and bar area. Do not store utensils between tabletop and counters. Place ice scoop on a clean surface. Need to store paper goods on clean sanitized surface.
7 Eleven Store No. 36551, 6490 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Victoria. Demerits: 14. Ice bags need labels. Make sure manufacturer's license is current. Be consistent with use-by dates. Dispose of the expired products. Make sure the use-by dates are legible. Keep dish cloths in bleach bucket when not using them. Recommend replacing toilet seat in women's handicap restroom. Need light shields in display cooler. Keep boxes of paper cups off the ground in storage. Need back-flow preventer on hose bib outside. Recommend cleaning out the trays at fountain dispenser. Two facility or equipment violations.
Children's House, 4522 Country Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard any food that has been in cooler more than four hours.
La Hacienda Mexican Cafe, 7702 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Cover all food in the walk-in. Clean the ice machine. One facility or equipment violation.
Victoria Country Club, 14 Spring Creek Road, Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need thermometer in small, back tabletop. Need to wipe down the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Lone Star Inn Best Western, 310 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 4. Put a use-by date on milk once it is opened.
Jim's Big Burger, 102 Glascow St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Cakes sold in the food establishment need to come from an approved source.
Kiny's, 104 E. Main St., Suite B, Edna; McDonald's, 817 N. Wells St., Edna; Rolling Joe's, 101 Lamar St., Point Comfort; Fastop Food Store No. 5, 4008 U.S. Highway 59 N., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 104 Shelby Park Road, Edna; Ganado Independent School District, 510 W. Rogers St., Ganado; Play Care Academy Day Care Center, 805 Second St., Ganado; Nava's Store and Cafe, 5463 Farm-to-Market Road 1090, Port Lavaca; Dairy Queen, 2702 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria; DeTar Hospital Navarro, 506 E. San Antonio St., Victoria; El Norteno Mexican Food, 4105 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria; Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1010 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; KidVersity, 1502 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria; Sam's Club No. 6471, 9202 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Subway at Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; The Cove, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; Ventura's Tamales, 3907 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Gary's Drive Inn, 601 W. Main St., Edna, inspected Sept. 16 with 18 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 18 with none of the violations corrected. Will return to check.
Bayside Express, state Highway 185 and Railroad Street, Seadrift, inspected Sept. 16 with 12 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 18 with all violations corrected.
Cracker Barrel No. 7, 8080 state Highway 185 S., Victoria, inspected July 2 with 20 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 19 with most violations fixed.
Moo-Moo, 709 S. Moody St., Victoria, inspected Sept. 17 with 5 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 23 with improper cold-hold temperature.
Senior Citizens Center, 603 E. Murray St., Victoria, inspected Sept. 5 with 9 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 18 and found they had purchased new refrigerator that had not been plugged in yet. Waiting on a plug.
TMC Juan Linn ECD Head Start, 509 E. Colorado St., Victoria, inspected Sept. 6 with 5 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 18 with cold-hold violation corrected.