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. 6
601 Hunan Restaurant Inc., 601 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 31. Wash hands in 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 of flies in the restaurant. Label the bleach bucket. Repair the leak in stove drain. Clean the microwave and the ice machine. Five facility or equipment violations.
La Plazita, 206 W. Main St., Cuero. Demerits: 28. Wash hands in the hand sink only. Cover all food in coolers. Raw meat was found with a can of Raid pesticide on it. Do not use the top left corner of the tabletop as a trash area.
Date-label food with a seven-day use-by date. Address problem of ants found in back kitchen area and in the wash room. Address problem of rodent droppings found in the wash room. Label spray bottles. Wash, rinse and sanitize all the dishes. Do not store food directly in thank-you bags. Four facility or equipment violations.
IHOP, 7606 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Demerits: 25. Wash hands between tasks. Employee drinks need to be spill-proof with lids and straws. Wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Condensation was found dripping on food in the walk-in cooler. Address problem of gnats found in the storage room by the soda syrup boxes. Need to sanitize dishes. Food handlers need to wear hair restraints. Three facility or equipment violations.
Whataburger No. 360, 905 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 21. Keep soap at the hand sink. Employee drinks need to have lids and straws. Do not keep soda bottles in prep area. Must wash hands with soap and water before glove use. Need to have soap at the hand sink and in the restroom. Address problem of gnats found in the back area. Use a licensed pest control only. Store paper goods at least 6 inches off the floor. Three facility or equipment violations.
The Corral, 3502 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 19. The hand sink is for hand washing only. Sausage in 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.
El Zacatecas, 521 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard any potentially hazardous foods in cooler that have been in there more than four hours. Use only a licensed pest control. One facility or equipment violation.
Texas Seafood Restaurant, 2202 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Cover food in the walk-in. Date-label items in the cooler. Wash, rinse and sanitize. Keep bags of ice at least 4 to 6 inches off the freezer floor. One facility or equipment violation.
Homewood Residence, 9606 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Demerits: 8. Use the hand sink for hand-washing only. Store raw meats below fruits and vegetables.
Edgar and Gladys' Cafe, state Highway 72 and 300 Front St., Nordheim. Demerits: 7. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Need to wash, rinse and sanitize dishes using the three-compartment sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Dollar General No. 2513, 5106 N. Navarro St., Suite B, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Dispose of expired medications and dented cans. Need to post the 2013 permit. One facility or equipment violation.
Montana Mike's SteakHouse, 6409 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Keep paper towels at the hand-washing sinks. Mechanical dishwasher is not dispensing sanitizer. Two facility or equipment violations.
Dollar General No. 3091, 1141 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. Dispose of out-of-date chocolate milk and medication.
Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1010 MacArthur St., Cuero. Employee drinks need lids and straws.
Tots and Tykes DayCare, 411 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Wash hands before putting on gloves.
B and D's General Store, 9765 U.S. Highway 87 North, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need ingredient labels on all packaged food. Need to have water sample done yearly. Need to install self-closing doors to restrooms.
H and H Cafe and Bakery, 719 Lott St., Yoakum. Demerits: 4. The hand sink is for hand washing only.
Bloomington Elementary, 156 Leonard Ave., Bloomington; TMC Bloomington Head Start, 204 S. Leonard Avenue, Bloomington; Victoria County Jail, 101 N. Glass St., Victoria; The Red Apple, 118 S. Church St., Yorktown. Demerits: 3.
Bloomington High School, FM 616, Bloomington; Cuero Pecan House, 104 W.S. Railroad St., Cuero; Red Dot Grocery, 314 Evers St., Cuero; Pizza Hut, 803 W. Main St., Edna; Sno Ball Express, 215 1/2 W. Main St., Edna; The Barn, 12201 FM 236, Mission Valley; Village Grocery, state Highway 35 and Lamar St., Point Comfort; Bethel Assembly of God, 305 Warehouse St., Port Lavaca; Buc-ees, 2318 W. Main St., Port Lavaca; Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3915, Port Lavaca; Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 419 West Center St., Port Lavaca; The Box Lunch, 146 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Aunt Jo's Barbecue, 5303 U.S. Highway 77 South, Victoria; Copperfield Village, 501 E. Larkspur St., Victoria; Double Dave's PizzaWorks, 7104-B N. Navarro St., Victoria; First Presbyterian Church, 2408 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Homewood Residence, 9606-B N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway; Memorial Stadium Concession, 1110 Sam Houston 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.
Dos Hermanos Mexican Cafe, 106 E. Houston Highway, Edna, inspected July 2 with 23 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 30 with improper cold-hold temperature.
5 Points Stop, 607 N. Moody St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 8 with 10 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 28 with need for thermometer in deli cooler. All other violations corrected.
Beef O'Brady's, 6220 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected July 31 with 5 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 29 with cold-hold violation corrected.
IHOP, 7606 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria, inspected Aug. 29 with 25 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 29 with dishwasher repaired.
Montana Mike's SteakHouse, 6409 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 29 with 6 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 30 with violations corrected. Ordered part for the walk-in cooler. Will return to check it.
Ramsey's Restaurant and Catering, 1403 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 26 with 31 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 4 with improper cold-hold temperatures. Mechanical dishwasher hose will need to get replaced. Will follow up to check on dishwasher.
Angelica's Mexican Restaurant III, 444 W. Main St., Yorktown, inspected July 29 with 36 demerits. Reinspected Aug. 29 with violations corrected. Continue to work on keeping food covered in coolers and need to make sure all coolers have thermometers.