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 THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 28
Maya Mexican Restaurant, 1909 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 39. Keep soap available to wash hands properly. Do not keep personal items on serving table. May not have oysters in the establishment from an unapproved source. use gloves when cutting tomato. Store raw chicken below other food. Date-label food with seven-day use-by date. Keep hand sink clear of items. Make sure soap is kept at hand sink. Use a licensed pest control only. Manager and employees did not demonstrate knowledge. Need a thermometer at tabletop. Need to weatherstrip the back door. Five facility or equipment violations.
La Plazita, 206 W. Main St., Cuero. Demerits: 21. May not have personal food on preparation table. Only wash hands at the hand sink, not the three-compartment sink. Cover all food in the freezer. Discard the pickles in the back storage area. Do not store chip containers directly on top of each other. Address problem of droppings found on the dishwasher. Keep sanitizer rags in the bleach bucket. Two facility or equipment violations.
La Michoacana Supermarket No. 61, Victoria. Demerits: 16. All food items need proper ingredient labels. Do not block hand sink with items in it. Keep paper towels at hand sinks. Sanitizer buckets need to be labeled. Ice scoop needs to be replaced. Four facility or equipment violations.
La Michoacana Supermarket Taqueria, 2502 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Cover all items in the walk-in cooler. Keep paper towels at the hand sink. Label sanitizer bucket. Two facility or equipment violations.
Fastrak Express, 2004 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 11. Ice bags need proper labels. Dispose of out-of-date cereal. Keep items out of ice machine. Do not block the hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Tacos El Tarascos, 714 W. Gonzales St., Yoakum. Demerits: 11. Keep raw meat on the bottom shelf in refrigerator. Keep beef, chicken and pork separate. Keep cooked meat separate from raw meat. Date-label cooked meats with a seven-day use-by date. Keep hand washing sink accessible. One facility or equipment violation.
Sonic No. 1756, 1110 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 10. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Label sanitizer buckets. Fix leak at front hand sink. Two facility or equipment violations.
Bahnhof Cafe, 213 W. Main St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Date-label food in coolers. Use a licensed pest control only. One facility or equipment violation.
Taqueria Vallarta, 302 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Keep chicken below the beef in the walk-in cooler. Keep soap and paper towels at the hand sink.
Lettuce Wrap It, 2511 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Dispose of out-of-date items in the tabletop. Need a thermometer in the white refrigerator. One facility or equipment violation.
Robert's Eatery and Bakeshop, 1504 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Ice machine need to be cleaned. One facility or equipment violation.
Church's Chicken No. 1463, 206 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 6. Keep hand sink clear. Clean the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
DeWitt County Jail, 208 E. Live Oak St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. Date-label food with a seven-day use-by date.
Cuero Country Club, 1305 E. S. Railroad St., Cuero; Johnson Oil - Tiger Tote Food Store No. 16, 502 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; St. Michael's School, 208 N. McLeod St., Cuero; Faith Academy, 539 Waco Circle St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Cuero Intermediate School, 502 Park Heights Drive, Cuero; Cuero Junior High School, 608 Junior High Drive, Cuero; H-E-B Food Store No. 368, 1161 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; St. Michael's Parish, 108 N. McLeod St., Cuero; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 312 Dunn St., Cuero; Whispering Oaks Nursing and Rehab, 105 Hospital Drive, Cuero; Evelyn's Seafood Market, 732 Broadway St., Port Lavaca; Gingerbread School, 2202 Half League Road, Port Lavaca; Ladybug Learning Center, 401 S. Commerce St., Port Lavaca; Pizza Hut, 425 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Whataburger No. 323, 468 state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Amour Inc., 114 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Burger Nation, 3112 N. Navarro St., Suite A, Victoria; Crain Elementary School, 2706 N. Azalea St., Victoria; Dairy Treet, 3808 N. Laurent St., Victoria; DeLeon Elementary School, 1002 Santa Barbara St., Victoria; Guadalupe Elementary School, 1952 Guadalupe Road, Victoria; Howell Middle School, 2502 Fannin St., Victoria; Kiddly Winks Playcare Inc., 3405 Oleander St., Victoria; La Villa Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3007 N. Navarro St., Victoria; McDonald's No. 2, 2701 Houston Highway, Victoria; Mitchell Guidance Center, 306 E. Commercial St., Victoria; Nazareth Academy, 206 W. Convent St., Victoria; Niki's Roma Pizza, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Our Lady of Victory School, 1309 E. Mesquite St., Victoria; St. Joseph High School, 110 E. Red River St., Victoria; Subway No. 6777, 7800 N. Navarro St., Suite 163, Victoria; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 5709 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start/Depot, 401 S. Depot St., Victoria; Trinity Episcopal School, 1501 N. Glass St., Victoria; Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center, 97 Foster Field Drive, Victoria; William Wood Elementary School, 182 Wood Hi Road, Victoria; Yoakum High School, Wimberly St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
La Plazita, 206 W. Main St., Cuero, inspected March 19 with 21 demerits. Reinspected March 20 with all violations corrected.
Tokyo Grill and Sushi Bar, 5006 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected March 10 with 12 demerits. Reinspected March 25 with violations corrected.
Moo Moo Food Mart, 101 E. Gonzales St., Yoakum, inspected March 3 with 4 demerits. Reinspected March 19 with violations corrected.
Yoakum Primary Annex, 412 Simpson St., Yoakum, inspected March 3 with 3 demerits. Reinspected March 20 with violations corrected.