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. 20
Gary's Drive Inn, 601 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 18. Improper cold-hold temperature. Dispose of out-of-date milk. Keep paper towels at sink. Use only licensed pest control. Need thermometer in walk-in cooler. Three facility or equipment violations.
Gary's Corner Store, 1005 S. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 15. Do not smoke in the kitchen area or the serving area. Proper labels needed on brownies. Put use-by dates on the deli sandwiches once defrosted. Must keep times documented on sausage rolls and ham and cheese items left out at room temperature. Place tongs on a clean, sanitized surface. Clean the preparation area in kitchen. One facility or equipment violation.
Bayside Express, state Highway 185 and Railroad, Seadrift. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Date-label prepackaged hot dogs and Owen's Biscuits. Establish ware-washing policy for ice scoop and container and post. Replace missing ceiling tiles. One facility or equipment violation.
Pinto Bean Restaurant, 4103 N. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Address problem of presence of flies. Repair leak under the three-compartment sink. Repair back door bottom to help keep flies out. Three facility or equipment violations.
Dick's Food Store, 202 Broadway St., Seadrift. Demerits: 8. Improper cold-hold temperature. Keep Windex below or away from Styrofoam cups. Label spray bottles. All walk-in coolers should have light shields over exposed light bulbs. One facility or equipment violation.
Beijing Garden, 113 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Store raw meat below other food. Address problem of presence of roaches. One facility or equipment violation.
La Tejanita, 1309 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Cover food in the walk-in cooler. One facility or equipment violation.
Northside Baptist School, 4100 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Dispose of out-of-date hot dogs. Thermometer needed in Whirlpool cooler. One facility or equipment violation.
Hastings Entertainment No. 9622, 5206 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Thermometer needed in small true cooler. Clean the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Moo Moo Family Restaurant, 709 S. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.
Cowboy Stadium, 1303 W. Gayle St., Edna. Demerits: 4. Post policy on how dishwashing is done.
Lone Star Inn Best Western, 310 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 4. Put a use-by date on milk once it is opened.
Rowland Elementary School, 2706 Leary Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Water heater not working. Called Rowland School the next day and learned that water heater had been repaired.
Kiny's, 104 E. Main St., Suite B, Edna; McDonald's, 817 N. Wells St., Edna; Jocelynn's, 17 Elizabeth Lane, Port O'Connor; Buffalo Wild Wings No. 232, 7905 N. Navarro St., Victoria; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start/Trinity, 1104 E. Trinity St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Cuero Community Hospital, 2550 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Cuero ISD Family Center, 504 Park Heights Road, Cuero; The Barbecue Station, 114 S. Esplanade St., Cuero; The Summit at Mustang Mott, 6518 U.S. Highway 87 N., Cuero; Edna Elementary, 400 Apollo Drive, Edna; Edna High School Cafe, 1303 W. Gayle St., Edna; St. Paul Wee Disciples, 108 E. Gayle St., Edna; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 104 Shelby Park Road, Edna; Ganado Independent School District, 510 W. Rogers St., Ganado; Play Care Academy Day Care Center, 805 Second Street, Ganado; Linda T's Fresh Shrimp and Bait, 69 S. Byers St., Box 536, Port O'Connor; A+ Kidz Care Learning Center, 3404 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Affectionate Arms Adult Day Health Care, 3802 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; C.O. Chandler Elementary Cafeteria, 5105 Guy Grant Road, Victoria; Fossati's Delicatessen, 302 S. Main St., Victoria; Liberty Academy, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; O'Connor Magnet School Cafeteria, 3402 Bobolink St., Victoria; Shields Elementary School Cafeteria, 3400 Bluebonnet St., Victoria; Smith Elementary School, 2901 Erwin St., Victoria; Starbucks Coffee Company No. 10923, 7105 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Subway, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; Taqueria Mi Familia, 209 S. Main St., Victoria; The Cove at Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start Kitchen, 2202 Terrace Avenue, Victoria; Victoria Christian School, 601 E. Colorado St., Victoria; Westhoff Independent School District, 244 Lynch Avenue, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Gary's Drive Inn, 601 W. Main St., Edna, inspected Sept. 16 with 18 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 18 with none of the violations corrected. Will return to reinspect.
Bayside Express, Highway 185 and Railroad, Seadrift, inspected Sept. 16 with 12 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 18 with all violations corrected.
Senior Citizens Center, 603 E. Murray St., Victoria, inspected Sept. 5 with 9 demerits. Reinspected Sept. 18 with a new refrigerator having been purchased but not plugged in yet. Waiting on plug-in.