Thursday, October 02, 2014




Advertise with us

Food service inspections

July 1, 2014 at 2:01 a.m.


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 JUNE 27

El Charrito Express No. 2, 623 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 22. Improper cold-hold temperature. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Date-label cut produce. Do not store food in hand-washing sink. Store chemicals away from tortillas. Need thermometer for coolers. Should not thaw menudo in a pot on the ground. Thaw under cold, running water. Keep spices off the ground. Reheat cooked foods on grill, burner or in microwave. Three facility or equipment violations.

Cobra Corner Store Inc., 5895 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Vanderbilt. Demerits: 21. Ice bags need proper labels. Work on date-labeling food with a use-by date. Keep hose draped up at three-compartment sink. Use only licensed pest control. Need a thermometer in the white refrigerator. Keep ice scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Three facility or equipment violations.

Taqueria Las Fuentes, 9345 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita. Demerits: 19. Wash hands before glove use. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Do not store bacon directly over package of raw meat. Document time food is kept out at room temperature or keep over ice. Front cooler needs a thermometer. One facility or equipment violation.

Hunan Garden, 2119 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 18. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Address problem of old grease drippings on food and food contact surfaces. Keep time documented on items kept at room temperature. Label bleach bucket. Clean the ice machine. Do not use thank-you bags to store food directly in. Use food-grade storage bags. Clean the vent hood and grease that is building up around it. Two facility or equipment violations.

Inteplast Cafeteria, 101 Inteplast Cafeteria, Lolita. Demerits: 18. Wash hands before glove use. Store raw meat below other food. Set up three-compartment sink to wash, rinse and sanitize. Two facility or equipment violations.

Tejas Cafe, 1602 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 17. Dispose of unsound tomatoes. Use second barrier when grabbing tortillas. Keep paper towels by hand sink. Keep sanitizer rags in sanitizer buckets. Need a thermometer in the refrigerator that is in the storage room. Store paper goods at least 6 inches off the floor. Three facility or equipment violations.

The Donut Palace, 310 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 17. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Keep time documented on any potentially hazardous foods if kept at room temperature. Do not block hand sink. Label sanitizer buckets. Front cooler needs a thermometer. Need light shields in the vent hood. Three facility or equipment violations.

Get and Go Food Mart, 301 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 15. Ice bags need proper labels. Dispose of unsound hot sauce. Date-label food in the walk-in cooler. Store ice scoops on clean, sanitized surfaces. One facility or equipment violation.

Josie's Mexican Food, 610 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor. Demerits: 13. Store raw chicken below other food. Label spray bottles, soap bottles and bleach buckets. Do not store utensils in between counters. Post the 2014 permit. Three facility or equipment violations.

I Stop No. 2, 101 Industrial Blvd., Cuero. Demerits: 11. Ice bags need proper labels. Have use-by dates on Deli Express sandwiches. Label spray bottles. One facility or equipment violation.

Pizza Hut No. 22643, 1010 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 11. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Condensation in freezer falling on items. One facility or equipment violations.

Village Lolita Venture Inc., 11943 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita. Demerits: 9. Address problem of droppings found in cabinets. Dishwasher is not dispensing sanitizer. Use the three-compartment sink until repaired. Ice machine needs to be cleaned. Three facility or equipment violations.

McAlisters Sweet Shop, 103 N. Hunt St., Cuero. Demerits: 8. Improper cold-hold temperature. Do not store food directly in the thank-you bags. One facility or equipment violation.

Dairy Queen No. 14142, 1202 E. Highway St., Ganado. Demerits: 7. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands in between glove changes. Repair link at the hand-washing sink. One facility or equipment violation.

Cracker Barrel No. 7, 8080 state Highway 185 South, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need to use good hygienic practices. Hand-washing facilities should be adequate and easily accessible.

Alexander Adult Activity Center, 111 E. Alexander St., Cuero. Demerits: 6. Do not block hand sink. Two facility or equipment violations.

J and J Drive Inn, 602 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Falcon Point Lodge, 165 Lodge Road, Seadrift. Demerits: 4. Store raw chicken below other food.

Church's Fried Chicken, 1203 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Subway, 601 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Circle R Drive-In, 8945 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita; Carancahua Bay Cafe, 3753 N. state Highway 35, Palacios; 7 Eleven No. 36525, 5684 U.S. Highway 77 South, Victoria. Demerits: 3.

New Beginnings, 105 Ward St., Cuero; Brookshire Brothers No. 76, 305 W. York St., Ganado; Dollar General Store No. 14371, 308 N. Third St., Ganado; Six Mile Bar and Grill, 6662 Farm-to-Market Road 1090, Port Lavaca; Tenth Street Lodge, 612 N. Tenth St., Port O'Connor; Josie's Mini Mart, 612 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor; Poco Loco Lodge, 305 Adams St., Port O'Connor; All Star Day Care, 103 Lavaca St., Vanderbilt; Julie's Grill and Snacks No. 2, 107 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.

REINSPECTIONS

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant, 2902 E. Airline Road, Victoria, inspected June 9 with 5 demerits. Reinspected June 23 with table top to only be used for lunch rush. This is a new table top, ambient 43 degrees - does not keep cold. Right across from deep fryer and grill. Will ice food and keep time documentation.

Fresh N Fruity, 1404 E. Red River St., Suite B, Victoria, inspected June 23 with 19 demerits. Reinspected June 23 with improper cold-hold. Will return to check on violations.

Las Palmas Mexican Cafe, 6007 N. Main St., Suites D and E, Victoria, inspected June 12 with 5 demerits. Reinspected June 20 with cold-hold violation corrected.

Little Caesar's No. 4, 1310 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected June 10 with 29 demerits. Reinspected June 23 with most violations not corrected. Will return to reinspect.

The New Rodeo, 407 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected June 13 with 35 demerits. Reinspected June 23 with cold-hold violation not corrected. Will return to check on cooler.

SHARE

Comments


THE LATEST

Powered By AdvocateDigitalMedia