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 MARCH 7
7 Eleven Store No. 36551, 6490 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Victoria. Demerits: 26. Improper hot-hold temperature. Use hand-washing sink for hand washing only. Ice bags need proper labels. Dispose of outdated medicine. Clean and sanitize ice dispenser on soda fountain machine. Post current 2014 permit. Recommend replacing women's toilet in restroom. Need a light shield in grocery reach-in box. Need back-flow preventer on the hose bib outside the store. Three facility or equipment violations.
Buffalo Wild Wings No. 232, 7905 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 20. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands before glove use and in between tasks. Do not eat in the food preparation areas. Drinks need to be in spill-proof containers. Keep raw meats off the floor of the walk-in cooler. Need soap at the hand-washing sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Taqueria Vallarta, 1706 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 15. Wash hands before glove use and in between tasks. Work on covering all food in the walk-in cooler. Store raw patties below other foods. Store sanitizer rags in sanitizer buckets. Need to label sanitizer. One facility or equipment violation.
The New Rodeo No. 2, 2001 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 13. Improper hot-hold temperature. Do not eat in the kitchen area. Cover food in the walk-in cooler.
Dairy Queen, 2801 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Wash hands between handling raw and ready-to-eat food. Wash hands before gloves and wear gloves with ready-to-eat foods. Need thermometer in cooler and need accurate thermometer in fridge. One facility or equipment violation.
Kiny's, 104 E. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 11. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Need thermometer in little tabletop. One facility or equipment violation.
JR's Barbecue, 1001 U.S. Highway 77-Alternate, Yoakum. Demerits: 10. Wash hands in between tasks and before glove use. Use a licensed pest control only. Fix the leak under the three-compartment sink. Two facility or equipment violations.
Edna Country Club, County Road 301, Edna. Demerits: 9. Need thermometers in all coolers. Store the ice scoop on clean, sanitized surface. Need a 2014 permit. Three facility or equipment violations.
Stripes No. 2244, 1200 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 8. Cookies need proper labeling. There needs to be hot water at the hand sink in back by the ice machine.
Northside Baptist School, 4100 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 8. Must have hot water to wash hands. Need hot water at the hand sink. Other kitchen is being remodeled because of leak. Will call when they are ready to reopen other kitchen.
McDonald's, 817 N. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 6. Tabletops need thermometers. Need a 2014 permit. Two facility or equipment violations.
Rowland Elementary School, 2706 Leary Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Dispose of outdated milk.
Victoria Country Club, 14 Spring Creek Road, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Employee drinks need lids and straws.
Moo Moo Food Mart, 101 E. Gonzales St., Yoakum. Demerits: 4. Label all ice bags.
Yoakum Intermediate School, 208 Aubrey St., Yoakum. Demerits: 4. Use gloves when cutting up fruit.
Whataburger No. 360, 905 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Yoakum Primary Annex, 412 Simpson St., Yoakum. Demerits: 3.
Bebotyboo LLC. dba Andy's Quick Stop, 312 W. Heaton St., Cuero; El Zacatecas, 521 S. Esplanade St., Cuero; K and N Rootbeer Drive Inn, 514 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Main Street Kaffee Haus and Deli, 104 E. Main St., Cuero; McDonald's, 101 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1010 McArthur St., Cuero; Ganado Independent School District, 510 W. Rogers St., Ganado; Play Care Academy Day Care Center, 805 Second St., Ganado; ABC Child Development Center Inc., 104 Warehouse Road, Victoria; C.O. Chandler Elementary Cafeteria, 5105 Guy Grant Road, Victoria; Central Church of Christ, 801 E. Airline Road, Victoria; Christ's Kitchen, 611 E. Warren St., Victoria; DeTar Hospital Navarro, 506 E. San Antonio St., Victoria; Dudley Elementary School, 3307 Callis St., Victoria; KidVersity, 1502 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria; La Tejanita, 1309 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Liberty Academy, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 4102 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria; Sam's Club No. 6471, 9202 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Shields Elementary School Cafeteria, 3400 Bluebonnet St., Victoria; Subway at Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; The Cove at Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; The Grind, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria; T-N-T Restaurant, 908 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Ventura's Tamales, 3907 N. Navarro St., Victoria; J's Burger, 901 W. Grand St., Yoakum; La Cabana Mexican Cafe, 123 W. May St., Yoakum; St. Joseph's School, 310 Orth St., Yoakum; Yoakum Primary School, W. Grande St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
French Elementary Cafeteria, 505 N. Henry St., Cuero, inspected Feb. 25 with 9 demerits. Reinspected Feb. 27 with the Delfield cooler not being used at this time. Using other coolers and a new cooler is on order.
Colony Creek Country Club, 301 Colony Creek Drive, Victoria, inspected Jan. 3 with 11 demerits. Reinspected March 4 with cold-hold violation corrected. The mechanical dishwashing machine is not in use. At this time they are using the three-compartment sink and will continue to use until the machine gets repaired.
7 Eleven, 2604 N. Main St., Victoria, inspected Feb. 25 with 11 demerits. Reinspected March 4 with all violations corrected.
The Sendera, 101 W. Goodwin St., Suite 1200, Victoria, inspected Feb. 21 with 3 demerits. Reinspected Feb. 28 with violation corrected.