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 16
Pinto Bean Restaurant, 4103 N. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 49. Improper cold-hold temperature. Recommend using plastic curtain. Reheat cooked foods, such as salsa, queso and beans, to 165 degrees before placing in warming unit. Do not store cellphone on clean plates. Unsound sugar - keep lid on sugar container and clean the lid so that objects do not fall into sugar or other dry ingredients. Need hot water at hand-washing sink in bar area. Walk-in cooler not holding at 41 degrees. Cannot store buckets in hand-washing sink. Hand-washing sink in bar area is blocked by boxes of beer. Keep soap and paper towels at hand-washing sink in bar area and employee restroom. Address problem of presence of droppings on containers. Label sanitizer buckets. Keep sanitizer towels in bucket of sanitizer. Repair leak under the sink with spray nozzle. Need thermometer in cooler in bar. Store spoons with handle up. Discard chipped plates and glassware. Clean can opener blade. Do not store utensils in between counter tops. Store food at least 6 inches off the floor in walk-in cooler. Need to have a cover on trash can in employee restroom. Eight facility or equipment violations.
La Hacienda Mexican Cafe No. 2, 3402 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 49. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands before glove use. Use gloves when cutting vegetables. Do not store raw meat over cooked, ready-to-eat foods. Do not store containers directly over uncovered food in the table top cooler. Date-label cooked meat, cut produce and cooked beans. Hand-washing sink in bar area needs hot water. Walk-in cooler in not holding at 41 degrees. Need sign at hand-washing sinks. Do not store towels in hand-washing sink. Need paper towels and hand soap at hand-washing sink in bar area. Label bleach bucket and dilute because it is too strong. Manager and person in charge should review proper glove use, date-labeling and sanitizing practices with employees. Fix leak at dish washer and at hand-washing sink in wait station. Need a thermometer in table top and cooler in bar. Store ice scoop on clean, sanitized surface. Clean and sanitize sink before thawing raw fish in it or put the fish in a pan. Clean and sanitize cutting boards. Mop up excess water in the kitchen. Fix lighting in kitchen. Seven facility or equipment violations.
Dragon Palace, 5223 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 18. Cover all food in the coolers. Store raw chicken below everything. Document time that food is kept out at room temperature. Address problem of presence of rodent droppings. Clean utensils in big blue bin. Defrost meat under cold running water. Recommend a good cleaning of restaurant. Two facility or equipment violations.
Pinto Bean Restaurant, 700 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 17. Store raw beef below shrimp. Date-label food with a seven-day, use-by date. Address problem with presence of flies. Label sanitizer buckets and bottles. Replace chipped and cracked plates. Do not store knives between tabletop. Fix lights in kitchen. Three facility or equipment violations.
Four Season's Restaurant, 1005 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 16. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard out-of-temperature milk. Keep water turned on at hand sink. Do not use rat bait or pellets in the food establishment. One facility or equipment violation.
Highway 111 Shell, 201 S. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Dispose of expired medication. Repair walk-in cooler not holding at 41 degrees or less.
Handi Kwik Food Mart, 805 N. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 8. Kool-Aid Jammers cannot be sold individually. Need use-by dates on sandwiches in cooler. Need light shields over lights in kitchen.
Primo's Quik Stop, 1100 U.S. Highway 59 West, Ganado. Demerits: 7. Keep time documented on food that is kept out of temperature for more than four hours. Need a thermometer at the tabletop. One facility or equipment violation.
7-Eleven, 1501 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Improper cold-hold temperature. Ice bags need labels. Repair leak at mop sink. One facility or equipment violation.
Legends, 1208 Marcus Navarro St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 6. Post dish-washing procedures. Clean the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Big Vic Truck Stop, 4507 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Improper cold-hold temperature.
Meat Center, 3035 Farm-to-Market Road 822, Edna; Mr. G's Snow Wiz and Party Favors, 621 S. Wells St., Edna; Lucky's Amusement Center, 312 state Highway 35 South, Suite 220, Port Lavaca; The Salvation Army, 1302 N. Louis St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Conner's Corner Grocery, 102 E. Houston Highway, Edna; Love's Travel Stop No. 297, 1509 E. Rose St., Edna; Wal-Mart No. 474, 1002 N. Wells St., Edna; Indianola Fishing Marina, 8 Bell St., Indianola; Big Bear Shrimp and Seafood, 2241 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Harvey's Tavern, 2000 Lighthouse Drive, Port Lavaca; La Quinta Inn and Suites, 910 state Highway 35 North, Port Lavaca; Winners Amusement Center, 305 E. Rail Road St., Port Lavaca; Church's Fried Chicken No. 3172, 3810 N. Navarro St., Victoria; CVS Pharmacy No. 8923, 2702 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Double J Eatery, 8607 N. Navarro St., Suite E, Victoria; Dutch Donuts, 3402 Wildwood St., Victoria; Grandy's, 4201 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Great American Cookies Bakery Cafe, 7800 N. Navarro St., No. 381, Victoria; Hotel Victoria, 5401 Houston Highway, Victoria; Subway, 3633 S.W. Moody St., Victoria; Twin Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3301 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria; Ty Ty's Parfaits (YMCA), 1806 N. Nimitz St., Victoria; Victoria East High School Kitchen, 4103 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Hunan Restaurant, 601 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, inspected May 5 with 43 demerits. Reinspected May 8 with need to continue addressing critical violations.
La Hacienda Mexican Cafe No. 1, 7702 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected March 13 with 21 demerits. Reinspected May 13 with most violations corrected.
La Hacienda Mexican Cafe No. 2, 3402 Houston Highway, Victoria, inspected May 8 with 49 demerits. Reinspected May 8 with some violations still needing work. Fixed hot water at the bar hand sink. Someone will be out to fix the walk-in today. Will return to check other violations. Reinspected May 12 with improper cold-hold violation. Other violations have been corrected.
Pinto Bean Restaurant, 4103 N. Main St., Victoria, inspected May 8 with 49 demerits. Reinspected May 8 with need to work on some violations. Reinspected May 12 with violations corrected.