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 JAN. 3
La Michoacana No. 30, 2211 Lone Tree Road, Victoria. Demerits: 14. Cover all food in the walk-in cooler. Work on date-labeling all food in the walk-in cooler. Keep paper towels at the hand sink. Label the bleach bucket. Two facility or equipment violations.
Airline Express, 2000 E. Airline Road, Victoria. Demerits: 12. Do not use hand sink to store mop in. Dispose of out-of-date hot dogs. Date-label burritos and packaged hamburgers.
Victoria Donuts, 3805-C N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Do not prep food where personal food is kept. Date-label big package of sausages. Need thermometer in turbo air cooler. One facility or equipment violation.
Victoria Mini Mart, 2207 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Dispose of expired milk. Date-label food in the table top with a seven-day use-by date. Clean the ice machine.
Bearly Beginning, 2005 Lawndale St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Keep items out of hand sink. Clean the droppings in the cabinets. Use detergent with sanitizer. Three facility or equipment violations.
Dairy Queen No. 14142, 1202 E. U.S. Highway 59, Ganado; J and J Drive In, 602 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 3.
Mustang Creek Barbecue, 284 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna; Brookshire Brothers No. 76, 305 W. York St., Ganado; Bearly Beginning No. 2, 3803 Miori Lane, Victoria; First Baptist Church Daycare, 301 N. Glass St., Victoria; Lady Bug Learning Center, 103 Cozzi Circle, Victoria; Taquitos La Rana, Mobile Unit 77901, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Taqueria El Rodeo No. 2, 3402 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria, inspected Dec. 17 with 8 demerits. Reinspected Dec. 31 with need to continue working on date-labeling. Hot water issue was corrected since they bought a new water heater.