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. 24
Sichuan Garden Restaurant, 2003 Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 29. Wash hands when entering kitchen and in between tasks. Wash hands at hand sink only. Keep cellphones away from food preparation areas. Employees cannot eat in kitchen. Cover all items in freezer and walk-in cooler. Store raw meat below other food. Date-label food with use-by date. Keep times on food that is kept out at room temperature. Keep soap and paper towels at the hand sink. Keep sanitizer rags in sanitizer buckets. Do not store food directly in non-food approved bags. Keep food off the floor. Keep flour packages at least 6 inches off the floor. Keep back door closed or get a screen door. Seal the holes in the wall. Three facility or equipment violations.
The "Other" Store No. 2, 1409 N.E. Water St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Dispose of outdated medication. Deli Express needs use-by dates. Keep paper towels in restroom. Need to pay for permit and post it. Need to get state manufacturing license to bag ice. Two facility or equipment violations.
Short Stop, 2407 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 13. Post procedure on how utensils are to be washed. Keep paper towels at hand sink. Clean the ice machine. Store utensils on clean, sanitized surface. Two facility or equipment violations.
Pit Stop, 1501 E. North St., Victoria. Demerits: 12. Kool-Aid Jammers cannot be sold individually. Dispose of outdated medication. Post the dish-washing procedure.
McDonald's No. 1, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Keep paper towels at hand washing sink. Need thermometer in Beverage-Air cooler. Clean the ice machine. Three facility or equipment violations.
Walden's Mini Market, 6098 S.W. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Dispose of outdated medication.
Quality Packers, 702 E. Convent St., Victoria; Texas Roadhouse, 4908 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Garfield Shooting Club, Garfield 78164; A Taste Above, 872 Lindenau Road, Lindenau; Nordheim Shooting Club, 101 W. Ninth St., Nordheim; America's Best Value Inn, 3901 Houston Highway, Victoria; H-E-B Food Store No. 554, 1505 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; La Michoacana Supermarket No. 61, 2502 N. Laurent St., Victoria; La Original Tortilla Company, 302 Profit Drive, Victoria; Napoleon's, 2806 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Toscana Artisan Bakery and Bistro, 5210 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Baytown Seafood Restaurant, 4010 Houston Highway, Victoria, inspected Nov. 18 with 5 demerits. Reinspected Jan. 16 with violation corrected.
Chuck E. Cheese's, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 27 with 5 demerits. Reinspected Jan. 16 with violation corrected.
Texas Roadhouse, 4908 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Jan. 16 with 3 demerits. Reinspected Jan. 17 with violation corrected.
Get and Go Food Mart No. 2, 508 Irvine St., Yoakum, inspected Jan. 6 with 30 demerits. Reinspected Jan. 22 with almost all violations corrected.
Pizza Hut, 1201 W. Grand St., Yoakum, inspected Jan. 6 with 3 demerits. Reinspected Jan. 22 with violation corrected.