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 MAY 30
The Shrimp Shack, 502 E. Broadway St., Seadrift. Demerits: 43. Improper cold-hold temperature. Must wash hands with soap. Wash hands only at the hand sink, not at the three-compartment sink. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Store raw shrimp below vegetables. Date-label food with a seven-day use-by date. Do not block hand sink. Do not store buckets in hand sink. Keep paper towels at the hand sink. Address problem with the presence of flies. Keep sanitizer rags in the buckets. Need thermometer in tabletop and in the white cooler. Use the three-step process when washing dishes. Do not just rinse under the water. Six facility or equipment violations.
Dos Hermanos Mexican Cafe, 106 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 22. Cover food in the walk-in cooler. Use second barrier after hand-washing when touching ready-to-eat foods. Store raw meat below other items. Work on date-labeling food in walk-in cooler. Store sanitizer rags in sanitizer buckets. Two facility or equipment violations.
Church's Fried Chicken, 110 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 21. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Not all chicken holding at 135 degrees. Need to keep documentation on food kept out that does not hold at 135 degrees. Keep paper towels at hand sink. Sanitizer buckets need to be labeled. Medication can't be stored by the food containers. Clean the pan where the ice scoop is stored. Three facility or equipment violations.
Gonzalez Community Store, 5065 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Placedo. Demerits: 8. Improper cold-hold temperature. Keep paper towels at the hand-washing sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Family Dollar Store No. 10240, 304 state Highway 185 North, Seadrift. Demerits: 4. Outdated baby food needs to be discarded.
Love's Travel Stop Subway No. 297, 1509 E. Rose St., Edna; Morales Taco Hut, 1009 E. Juan Linn St., Victoria; Taquitos La Rana, Mobile Unit, Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Yoli's Chill-N-Grill, 26 Market St., Bloomington; Jackson County Jail, 115 W. Main St., Edna; Whataburger No. 428, 112 E. Houston Highway, Edna; Gonzalez Restaurant, 5065 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Placedo; Joe's Fina Station, U.S. Highway 87, Placedo; Greenery Plus, 1212 Adams Ave., Port O'Connor; Vietnamese Community Center, Cleveland and 13th St., Seadrift; Vanderbilt Elementary School, 511 5th St., Vanderbilt; Big Lots No. 1562, 8402 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Church's Fried Chicken No. 1303, Victoria; Country Slaughter House, 3857 Burroughsville Road, Victoria; The Sunshine Preschool, 5015 Evergreen St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Texana Food Mart, 1021 S. Wells St., Edna, inspected May 20 with 38 demerits. Reinspected May 21 with need to continue cleaning the establishment. Not OK to reopen kitchen at this time. Reinspected May 22 with a continued need to keep working on cleaning the establishment. Fix the ceiling tiles. Make sure all the holes are kept sealed. Establishment given the okay to reopen.