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 APRIL 18
La Carreta Taqueria, 3501 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Do not use mop sink to rinse dishes in. Store raw meat below other food. One facility or equipment violation.
Cajun Cowboy Seafood and Sports Bar, 5209 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Improper cold-hold temperature. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Keep paper towels at the hand-washing sink. Place the ice scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Two facility or equipment violations.
Halepaska's Bakery, 5805 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; M and M Pinto Bean No. 2, 202 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; VFW Post 4146 Ladies Auxiliary, 2001 Lova Drive, Victoria; Victoria ISD Food Service, 102 Profit Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Nordheim School, Broadway St., Nordheim; Days Inn, 6203 Dairy Road, Victoria; Ed Moya's Woodwork and Collectibles, 109 Dina St., Victoria; Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, 3809 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Holiday Inn Express, 111 Huvar St., Victoria; Homewood Suites by Hilton, 6705 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Stroman Junior High School, 3002 E. North St., Victoria; Subway, 4008 U.S. Highway 59 North, Victoria; The Pump House Riverside Restaurant, 1201 W. Stayton St., Victoria; Victoria West High School Kitchen, 307 W. Tropical Drive, Victoria; Victoria ISD Food Service, 102 Profit Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Bayside Seafood Restaurant, 2055 state Highway 35 North, Port Lavaca, inspected April 1 with 15 demerits. Reinspected April 15 with violations corrected.
Taco Poco Loco, 403 S. Laurent St., Victoria, inspected April 2 with 4 demerits. Reinspected April 11 with violations corrected.