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 OCT. 4
Stripes No. 2244, 1200 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 22. Improper cold-hold temperature. Store personal drinks below food preparation area while prepping food. Need drinks with lids and straws. Open packages of hot dogs in self-serve cooler. Address problem of presence of flies and gnats in kitchen. Need thermometer in Deli-Select cooler. Address problem of flies on the food preparation surfaces. Three facility or equipment violations.
Wal-Mart Supercenter No. 4194, 4101 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 13. Dispose of outdated turkey patties. Dispose of dented cans. Do not block hand sink at cake department. Keep paper towels close to hand sink. Label all sanitizer buckets. Hang jackets away from sinks. Keep paper and plastic goods off the floor. Three facility or equipment violations.
Gonzalez Cafeteria, 2695 Old Bloomington Road, Victoria. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Repair dishwasher that is not sanitizing. One facility or equipment violation.
Dairy Queen, 2801 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Wash hands and wear gloves or wash hands and use sanitizer with training. Follow the steps of wash, rinse, sanitize when cleaning dishes. Need hand-washing sign at all hand sinks. One facility or equipment violation.
Wal-Mart Subway, 4101 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Wash hands in between glove change and after touching screen.
Yoakum Intermediate School, 208 Aubrey St., Yoakum. Demerits: 7. Store raw meat below cooked chicken. Dishwasher not reaching 180 degrees. One facility or equipment violation.
Dollar General Store No. 12393, 17 West Fourth St., Bloomington; Bebotyboo, LLC dba Andy's Quick Stop, 312 W. Heaton St., Bloomington; Industrial Elementary West, 599 Farm-to-Market 444 South, Inez; Smitty's Food mart, 9 Farm-to-Market 444 South, Inez; Meyersville Elementary School, 1897 Meyersville Road, Meyersville; Citizens Medical Center - Dietary, 2701 Hospital Drive, Victoria; H-E-B Food Store No. 092, 6106 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Halepaska's Bakery, 5805 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; T-N-T Restaurant, 908 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Walgreens No. 2636, 2701 N. Navarro St., Victoria; ALCO Discount Store No. 367, 201 U.S. Highway 77-A South, Yoakum; Family Dollar Store No. 2524, 203 W. Gonzales St., Yoakum; J's Burger, 901 W. Grand St., Yoakum; Mis Cabana Mexican Cafe Bar and Inc., 123 W. May St., Yoakum; St. Joseph's School, 310 Orth St., Yoakum; Yoakum Primary Annex, 412 Simpson St., Yoakum; Yoakum Primary School, W. Grand St., Yoakum; Yorktown ISD Cafeteria, 404 W. Fourth St., Yorktown. Demerits: 0.
Hunan Restaurant, 601 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, inspected Aug. 28 with 31 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 25 with most violations corrected. Keep cleaning and continue to work on date-labeling and preventing cross contamination.
Children's House, 4522 Country Lane, Victoria, inspected Sept. 20 with 12 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 25 with violations corrected. They have purchased and installed a new refrigerator.
Gonzalez Cafeteria, 2695 Old Bloomington Road, Victoria, inspected Sept. 27 with 12 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 30 with temperature violation corrected. They will be using the three-compartment sink instead. All other violations have been corrected.
Ramsey'S Restaurant and Catering, 1403 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 23 with 31 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 25 with all violations corrected.