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 THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 21
La Hacienda Mexican Cafe No. 1, 7702 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 21. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Use gloves when cutting tomatoes. Store raw meat below other food. Keep soap at the bar hand sink. Clean the ice machine. Three facility or equipment violations.
Torres Grocery Store, 370 Proctor St., Westhoff. Demerits: 11. Date-label foods in the cooler. Cold water to establishment should not be turned off. Thermometer is needed in refrigerator. One facility or equipment violation.
Rosie's Mexican Restaurant, 202 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 10. Cover all food in the coolers. Address problem of gnats around the mop sink and dishwasher area. Repair the leak next to the mechanical dishwasher. Cover goods in storage area, and keep paper goods at least 6 inches off the ground. Three facility or equipment violations.
Heidy's Cakes and More, 252 E. Fourth St., Bloomington. Demerits: 7. Employees cannot eat in the kitchen. Keep paper towels at the hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Beacon 44 Seafood, 1410 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor. Demerits: 7. Loosen the cold water knob. The knob is too tight. Cannot turn cold water on. Put a thermometer in the cooler in front of walk-in cooler. One facility or equipment violation.
The Barbecue Station, 114 S. Esplanade St., Cuero; Rosebud Fountain, 102 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Bloomington Elementary, 156 Leonard Road, Bloomington; Bloomington High School, Farm-to-Market Road 616, Bloomington; Cuero Community Hospital, 2550 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Longhorn Ranch Restaurant, 473 S. U.S. Highway 87, Cuero; Meyersville Elementary School, 1897 Meyersville Road, Meyersville; Meyersville Store, 2231 Meyersville Road, Meyersville; Placedo Elementary School, 167 Williams St., Placedo; Port O'Connor School, 508 W. Monroe St., Port O'Connor; Seadrift School, 1801 Broadway St., Seadrift; DeLeon Elementary School, 1002 Santa Barbara St., Victoria; Gonzalez Cafeteria, 2695 Old Bloomington Road, Victoria; H-E-B Food Store No. 092, 6106 N. Navarro St., Victoria; St. Joseph High School, 110 E. Red River St., Victoria; TMC Golden Crescent Head Start, 5709 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Uncle Mutt's Barbecue Company, 5404 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Westhoff Independent School District, 244 Lynch Ave., Westhoff. Demerits: 0.
Stripes No. 2244, 1200 E. Broadway St., Cuero, inspected Feb. 27 with 8 demerits. Reinspected March 13 with hot water at back sink corrected. Labeling has been corrected. Will fix the name and address.