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Food service inspections

By Victoria Advocate
Sept. 3, 2013 at 4:03 a.m.


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 AUG. 30

Hunan Restaurant Inc., 601 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 31. Wash hands between tasks. Dispose of eggs left out overnight. Cover food in the walk-in. Date-label food. Keep paper towels at the hand sink. Address problem with presence of flies. Label the bleach bucket. Repair leak in stove drain. Clean the microwave and the ice machine. Five facility or equipment violations.

Ramsey's Restaurant and Catering, 1403 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 31. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands before removing clean dishes from dishwasher. Keep personal items such as medicine away from food preparation areas. Discard any potentially hazardous foods kept out of temperature for more than four hours. Use gloves or utensils when handling ready-to-eat foods. Store cooked foods above raw meats. One facility or equipment violation.

The Corral, 3502 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 19. Hand sink is for hand-washing only. Sausage on freezer labeled "not for sale." Store chicken below beef. Need to label. Clean the microwaves. One facility or equipment violation.

M and M Pinto Bean No. 2, 202 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 17. Wash hands with hot water. Do not store eggs in storage shed. Repair leak under the three-compartment sink. Do not use 5-gallon bucket for food storage that is not made for that purpose. Three facility or equipment violations.

Pizza Hut - Wingstreet No. 23459, 7002 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Demerits: 12. Keep paper towels at front hand sink. Label sanitizer buckets. Need thermometer at tabletop. Clean the ice machine at bar. Clean the Coke nozzle holder and ice dispenser. Four facility or equipment violations.

Texas Seafood Restaurant, 2202 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Cover food in the walk-in. Date-label items in cooler. Wash, rinse and sanitize. Keep bags of ice 4 to 6 inches off the freezer floor. One facility or equipment violation.

The "New" Rodeo No. 2, 2001 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 10. Cover food in the walk-in cooler and freezer. Label spray bottles. Do not store food directly in the "thank-you" bags. Two facility or equipment violations.

Texas Drive Inn, 607 S. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 8. Improper hot-hold temperature. Address problem of live roaches found in the storage room. Defrost meat in cooler or under cold running water. One facility or equipment violation.

Whataburger No. 10, 509 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Address problem of flies throughout kitchen. One facility or equipment violation.

Dollar General No. 3091, 1141 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. Dispose of out-of-date chocolate milk and medication.

Tots and TYkes Day Care, 411 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Wash hands before putting on gloves.

Taqueria Guadalajara No. 9, 2301 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Store raw chicken below other foods.

H and H Cafe and Bakery, 719 Lott St., Yoakum. Demerits: 4. Hand sink is for hand-washing only.

Cimarron Junction, 7104-A N. Navarro St., Victoria; Jack in the Box No. 4764, 1510 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Taco Rico, 1615 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria; Victoria County Jail, 101 N. Glass St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.

The Box Lunch, 146 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Burger King No. 16248, 2103 Houston Highway, Victoria; It's a Small World Nursery School, 1001 Manor Drive, Victoria; Laser World, 310 E. Larkspur Drive, Victoria; South Texas Zoological Society, 110 Memorial Drive, Victoria; Whataburger No. 175, 4302 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Angels and Roses, 702 1/2 Lott St., Yoakum; Handy Stop Grocery, 425 E. Morris St., Yoakum; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 708 Boyle St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.

REINSPECTIONS

5 Points Stop, 607 N. Moody St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 8 with 10 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 28 with still needing thermometer in deli cooler. Other violations were corrected.

Grand Buffet, 4303 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 9 with 12 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 21 with all violations corrected.

JaLaPenos Cafe, 2303 S.W. Moody St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 7 with 13 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 27 with improper cold-hold temperature, needing to cover food in cooler and date-labeling still needed. Violations not corrected.

Whistle Stop, 8501 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected June 6 with 7 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 22 with all violations corrected.

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