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. 13:
Mi Vaca Grill, 2505 E. Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 18. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Cover food in coolers. Use a three-step process to wash dishes - wash, rinse and sanitize. Wipe down ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Taqueria Vallarta, 1706 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Improper cold-hold temperature. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Cover food in the walk-in cooler. Address problem of rodent droppings found in the bar area. Need a thermometer in the table top. Two facility or equipment violations.
McDonald's, 101 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 11. Wash hands and change gloves after handling raw meat. Date-label food in walk-in. Clean the ice machine. One facility or equipment violation.
Travis Middle School, 705 Nueces St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 9. Need paper towels at the hand sink. Clean the ice machine. Three facility or equipment violations.
Dudley Elementary School, 3307 Callis St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard the potentially hazardous foods not holding at 41 degrees.
Senior Citizens Center, 603 E. Murray St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard any potentially hazardous foods in cooler not holding at 41 degrees. Paper goods should be stored at least 6 inches off the ground.
TMC Juan Linn ECD Head Start, 509 E. Colorado St., Victoria. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature. Employee turned down to make colder. Will follow up.
Kids Kottage, 302 Conti Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Store raw chicken packages below other food.
Main Street Kaffee Haus and Deli, 104 E. Main St., Cuero; Gabby's Grill, 101 Lamar St., Suite 2, Point Comfort; Jackson Roosevelt Elementary School, 1512 Jackson St., Port Lavaca; Patti Welder School, 1604 E. North St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Cuero Golf Shop, 110 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero; Cuero Municipal Clubhouse, Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero; Daule Municipal Building, 107 Bridge St., Cuero; French Elementary Cafeteria, 505 N. Henry St., Cuero; Hunt Elementary, 805 N. Hunt St., Cuero; K and N Root beer Drive Inn, 514 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Placedo Elementary School, 167 Williams Street, Placedo; Village Grocery, state Highway 35 and Lamar Street, Point Comfort; Bethel Assembly of God, 305 Warehouse St., Port Lavaca; Buc-ees, 2318 W. Main St., Port Lavaca; Calhoun High School, 201 Sandcrab Boulevard, Port Lavaca; Crazy Fisherman, 720 Virginia St., Port Lavaca; HJM Elementary, 605 N. Commerce St., Port Lavaca; Hope High School, 300 Alcoa Drive, Port Lavaca; Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 419 West Center St., Port Lavaca; ABC Child Development Center Inc., 104 Warehouse Road, Victoria; F.W. Gross School Cafeteria, 1208 S. Navarro St., Victoria; Faith Academy, 539 Waco Circle, Victoria; First Presbyterian Church, 2408 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Howell Middle School, 2502 Fannin St., Victoria; Schorlemmer Elementary School, 2564 Mallette Drive, Victoria; The Spiritual Renewal Center, 718 Gussie Schmidt Road, Victoria; Vickers Elementary School Cafeteria, 102 Northgate Road, Victoria; Torres Elementary School, 4208 Lone Tree Road, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Gazebo Restaurant, 2100 N. state Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca, inspected June 26 with 31 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 9 with improper cold-hold temperature. Ice built up on freezer unit. Will return for reinspection.
Dudley Elementary School, 3307 Callis St., Victoria, inspected Sept. 5 with 9 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 6 with violations corrected.
Japalenos Cafe, 2303 S.W. Moody St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 7 with 13 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 9 with all violations corrected.