Food service inspections

Oct. 12, 2010 at 5:12 a.m.

The Victoria City-County Health Department and its sister organization, the Crossroads Public Health District, inspect 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.


Skillets, 2090 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 21. Improper cold hold temperature, ham left out of cooler too long, improper handling of ready-to-eat foods. Four facility or equipment requirements.

LaHacienda Mexican Cafe, 3402 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 17. Need to cover food in freezer, cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods. Three facility or equipment requirements.

Fastop No. 5, 4008 E. U.S. Highway 59 S., Victoria. Demerits: 12. Improper hot hold temperature, need to use approved date-labeling system. One facility or equipment violation.

Whataburger, 3603 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods. One facility or equipment violation.

Get and Go, 1717 Half League Road, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Need to discard out-of-date medication. One facility or equipment violation.

Starbucks, 1105 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Two facility or equipment violations.

Taco De Monterrey, 13024 state Highway 172 E., LaWard. Demerits: 5. Improper cold hold temperature.

Siesta, 2505 E. Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to use lids and straws on employee drinks.

Walgreens No. 2636, 2701 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need to discard expired milk.

Calhoun High School, Sandcrab Boulevard, Port Lavaca; Popeyes, 8702 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Kid City Day Care, 2101 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 3.

Our Lady of the Gulf Daycare, 412 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; Calhoun County Adult Detention, 302 W. Live Oak St., Port Lavaca; Heart Rock Cafe, 2701 Hospital Drive, Victoria; Cookies By Design, 8607 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Cinemark No. 12, 7806 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Papa Johns, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Dollar General No. 2513, 5106-B N. Navarro St., Victoria; LaCarreta Taqueria, 3501 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria; Wingstop, 5802 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Schlotzskys Deli, 4601 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Industrial Elementary West, 599 Farm-to-Market Road 444 S., Inez; William Wood Elementary, 102 Wood Hi Road, Victoria; St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 400 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; St. Paul Wee Disciples, 103 E. Gayle St., Edna; Jackson County Jail, 115 W. Main St., Edna; Double Dave's, 7104-B N. Navarro St., Victoria; El Pico De Gallo, 609 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Victoria, Subway, 1102 Rio Grande St., Victoria; Taqueria Mary, 1000 S. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.


Hunan Garden, 2119 N. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected Sept. 23 with 8 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 1, all violations corrected.

El Charrito Express, 623 Broadway St., Port Lavaca, inspected Sept. 21, with 28 demerits. Re-inspected Oct. 5, all violations corrected.



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