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 FEB. 14
Hunan Restaurant Inc., 601 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 37. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands in between tasks. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Do not store cellphones on prep tables. Cover food in the walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. Store raw chicken below everything in walk-in cooler. Keep times documented on food kept out at room temperature. Walk-in cooler is not holding at 41 degrees or below. Clean the droppings off of the plastic containers. Store sanitizer rags in the sanitizer buckets. Clean the ice machine. Store food off the floor in the walk-in cooler. Store paper goods at least 6 inches off the floor. Three facility or equipment violations.
La Antigua, 737 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 21. Wash hands in between tasks. Change gloves in between tasks. Store raw meat below other foods. Label the spray bottles. Unclog the drain in the kitchen. Do not store utensils in between tabletop and table. Three facility or equipment violations.
The Red Apple, 118 S. Church St., Yorktown. Demerits: 18. Need hot water at hand sinks. Do not use water bottle to drink out of. Need to use a cup with a lid and straw. Keep items out of hand sink. Two facility or equipment violations.
Wal-Mart Super Center Store No. 1098, 400 Tiney Browning Blvd., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 14. Dispose of open medication. Need to have hot water at front hand sink in the bakery. Do not block the hand sink in the back with boxes. Post a 2014 permit. Two facility or equipment violations.
Taqueria Guadalajara No. 9, 2301 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. Demerits: 13. Store raw meat below other food in the walk-in cooler. Label bleach container. Put an advisory on the menu about the consumption of raw food. Three facility or equipment violations.
Maximus, 1901 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Use gloves when cutting limes. Keep paper towels as hand sink. Address problem with presence of gnats. Two facility or equipment violations.
Country Store and Ice, 252 state Highway 72, Yorktown. Demerits: 8. Do not store container over uncovered container of potatoes. Keep time on sausage patties that are kept at room temperature.
Templo Jerusalem Baptist Church, 2205 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Post the dishwashing procedure. Thermometer needed in refrigerator. One facility or equipment violation.
Aunt Jo's Barbecue, 5303 U.S. Highway 77 South, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.
H-E-B, 301 N. Wells St., Edna; Paw's Pizza Pie, 134 E. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 3.
Pizza Hut, 803 W. Main St., Edna; Ganado Theatre, 120 S. Third St., Ganado; Smokin' Barbecue, Mobile Unit 77979, Magnolia Beach; IHOP, 7606 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Snack Shack, 2705 E. Houston Highway, Victoria; 7-Eleven, 3302 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; The Grape Vine Cafe, 110 Medical Drive, Suite 102, Victoria; Victoria County Jail, 101 N. Glass St., Victoria; H and H Cafe and Bakery, 719 Lott St., Yoakum; Handy Stop Grocery, 425 E. Morris St., Yoakum; El Sombrero Cafe, 713 N. Riedel St., Yorktown. Demerits: 0.
Ganado Cafe, 118 S. Third St., Ganado, inspected Jan. 13 with 6 demerits. Reinspected Feb. 12 with violations not corrected. Will check on them at next inspection.
Bubba's The Boiling Spot Inc., 1142 state Highway 185-E, Seadrift, inspected Feb. 4 with 3 demerits. Reinspected Feb. 5 with violation corrected.
Hunan Restaurant Inc., 601 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, inspected Feb. 6 with 37 demerits. Reinspected Feb. 10 with improper cold-hold violation. Still need to work on other violations as well. Need to do a thorough cleaning of this establishment.
Aunt Jo's Barbecue, 5303 U.S. Highway 77 South, Victoria, inspected Feb. 6 with 5 demerits. Reinspected Feb. 7 with cold-hold violation corrected.
Fastop Food Store No. 3, 2103 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, inspected Jan. 30 with 12 demerits. Reinspected Feb. 5 with violations corrected.
Noah's Ark Christian Daycare North, 7005 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Jan. 7 with 3 demerits. Reinspected Feb. 6 with still needing to control the rodents. Traps have been set.