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. 25
Bayside Seafood Restaurant, 2055 State Highway 35 North, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 24. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands in between tasks. Discard any potentially hazardous foods that have been on tabletop for more than four hours. Wash hands and change gloves in between tasks. Do not store uncovered salad bowls over each other. Store raw meat below eggrolls. Store raw beef below raw fish. Use licensed pest control only. One facility or equipment violation.
Daniel's Tacos, 902 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 22. Cover food in the coolers. Use gloves when touching tortillas. Store raw meat below other food. Date-label food in coolers. Label chemical buckets. Clean the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Wally's Restaurant, 1400 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 20. Wash hands before glove use and when entering kitchen after touching doors. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Keep hand sinks open and do not store anything in them. Label soap water buckets. Wash, rinse and sanitize all dishes. Keep ice scoop on clean, sanitized surface. Clean the microwave. Use a cap or hair net in the kitchen. Four facility or equipment violations.
Texana Food Mart, 1021 S. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 18. Wash hands in between tasks. Need proper labels on sandwiches. Do not sell butter sticks individually - not labeled for individual sale. Have use-by dates on sandwiches once taken out of freezer into cooler. Keep paper towels at the hand sink. Need thermometers on tabletop and little cooler by soda fountain. Two facility or equipment violations.
Old Victoria Grill, 207 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 17. Make sure employees use lid and straw on personal drinks. Work on date-labeling food in walk-in cooler. Use licensed pest control only. Fix leak under three-compartment sink. Need thermometer in front cooler. Three facility or equipment violations.
Aling's Fusion, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Cover all items in cooler. Store raw meat below other foods. Keep paper towels at hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Veracruz, 3110 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Cover all food in the cooler. Store raw meat below other food. Work on date-labeling food in walk-in cooler. Store ice scoop on clean/sanitized surface. Keep food packages off the floor in walk-in cooler. One facility or equipment violation.
El Jaripeo Las Fuentes, 314 W. Broadway St., Seadrift. Demerits: 12. Wash hands between tasks. Employees need to have lids and straws with their drinks. Wash hands before putting on gloves.
Cajun Cowboys Seafood and Sports, 5209 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Store raw chicken below other meat products, then beef and then fish on top shelf. Keep hot water on at hand sink. Label chemical bucket at bar area. One facility or equipment violation.
Family Dollar Store No. 5479, 1708 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Dispose of out-of-date medications. Address problem of presence of roach droppings. One facility or equipment violation.
Palacios Mexican Restaurant, 114 E. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 6. Should not have Raid bug spray in the establishment. Only use a licensed professional. Clean and sanitize the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Rosebud Fountain & Grill, 102 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Use gloves when cutting vegetables.
Wal-Mart Supercenter No. 0330, 9002 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. There was no hot water at the hand sink or the three-compartment sink. Found the hot water valve had been turned off.
TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 312 Dunn St., Cuero; Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School, 301 S. San Antonio St., Port Lavaca; Pizza Hut, 425 N. State Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Burger Nation, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Chili's Bar and Grill, 5004 N. Navarro St., Victoria; La Villa Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3007 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Taco Bell No. 28008, 1602 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Outreach for Souls Church, 702 E. Broadway St., Cuero; St. Michael's School, 208 N. McLeod St., Cuero; Jackson County Hospital District, 1013 S. Wells St., Edna; SouthBrooke Manor, 1401 W. Main St., Edna; Calhoun County Senior Citizens Center, 2104 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; Our Lady of the Gulf Day Care, 412 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; Cathy's Restaurant, 2581 W. Adams Avenue, Port O'Connor; The Inn at Clark's, 701 W. Commercial St., Port O'Connor; Bay Flats Lodge, 391 Bayside Drive, Seadrift; Seadrift School, 1801 Broadway St., Seadrift; Another Round, 1701 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Cade Middle School Kitchen, 611 West Tropical Drive, Victoria; House of Bread, 6304 N. Navarro St., Victoria; McDonald's No. 4, 7808 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Taco Poco Loco, 403 S. Laurent St., Victoria; Victoria West High School Kitchen, 307 West Tropical Drive, Victoria; Yummy Finds at the Kitchen, 311 E. Constitution St., Victoria; Yoakum High School, Wimberly St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Johnson Oil-Tiger Tote Food Store No. 16, 502 N. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected Oct. 15 with 33 demerits. Reinspected Oct. 16 with most violations corrected.
Gary's Drive Inn, 601 W. Main St., Edna, inspected Sept. 16 with 18 demerits. Reinspected Oct. 21 with improper cold-hold temperature. Ice is built up on unit. The milk is being kept in the Vitamin Water cooler now.
Chili's Bar and Grill, 5004 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Oct. 21 with 3 demerits. Reinspected Oct. 23 with dishwasher repaired.
McDonald's No. 25410, 3204-A S. Laurent St., Victoria, inspected Oct. 14 with 30 demerits. Reinspected Oct. 18 with improper cold-hold violation. Most violations have been corrected.
Stroman Junior High School, 3002 E. North St., Victoria, inspected Oct. 14 with 5 demerits. Reinspected Oct. 18 with violation corrected.