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Food service inspections week ending July 13

July 17, 2012 at 2:17 a.m.

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.


Wagon Train Restaurant, 145 N. Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 24. Wash hands between tasks. No smoking allowed in the kitchen. Employee's drinks need a lid and straw. Wash hands and wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Address problem with roaches. Droppings in back storage area. Four facility or equipment violations.

The New Rodeo, 407 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 23. Need to have hot and cold water to wash hands. Cover food in the walk-in. Need to use utensils or gloves. Date label food in the walk-in. Need hot water at hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.

The Barn at Mission Valley Grocery, 12201 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Mission Valley. Demerits: 21. Improper cold hold temperature. Date label prepared food with a seven-day use-by date. Clean shelves in kitchen and restroom. Weatherstrip back door. Four facility or equipment violations.

Beep Beep Bus, 459 N. Ocean Drive, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 20. Improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands before putting gloves on. Change out gloves between tasks. Hot water not working. Refrigeration not holding at 41 degrees. One facility or equipment violation.

Madden's Lounge, 201 Main St., Port O'Connor. Demerits: 16. Need hot water in restrooms. Need soap and paper towels at hand washing sink. Four facility or equipment violations.

Airline Express, 2000 E. Airline Road, Victoria. Demerits: 16. Improper cold hold temperature. All potentially hazardous foods in the walk-in cooler. Need to date label. Need adequate refrigeration. One facility or equipment violation.

Mi Ranchito Restaurant, 1602 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Wash hands between glove use. Keep time on eggs kept out. One facility or equipment violation.

Island Ice, 2504 Plover St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Keep hot and cold water supply on at all times. Keep soap at hand washing sink. One facility or equipment violation.

Mando's Snowcone Mobile Unit, 345 Pearl St., Placedo. Demerits: 5. Drinks need lid and straw and should be in a spill-proof container. Keep cups off the ground.

Tasty Donuts, 1305 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Kool-aid Jammers not labeled for individual sale.

Sammy's In-N-Out, 2602 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Packages of hot dogs and lunch meat unsealed. Dispose of out-of-date lunch meat.

Walden's Mini Market, 6098 S.W. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Dispose of expired medicine.

Saltwater Saloon, 514 Margie Tewmey Road, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 3.

Frozen Delights, 313 E. Tres Palacios St., Palacios; Sonic Drive In, 411 S. Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Texas Traditions and Bakery, 234 E. Main St., Port Lavaca; Leroy's Pit Barbecue, 310 N. 10th St., Port O'Connor; Cimarron Express, 1402 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; Country Catering, 79 Schaefer Road, Victoria; J-N-J Snow Cones and More, 503 E. Third St., Victoria; Target Store T-888, 7608 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Tipton's Conoco, 5903 Houston Highway, Victoria; Hochheim Prairie Sons of Hermann, 5245 state Highway 111, Yoakum. Demerits: 0.


The Barn at Mission Valley Grocery, 12201 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Mission Valley, inspected July 5 with 21 demerits. Re-inspected July 10, with the cold hold violation not corrected.

El Taco Restaurant, 711 W. Main St., Port Lavaca, inspected June 11 with 12 demerits. Re-inspected July 9, with the cold hold violation corrected.

Colony Creek Country Club, 301 Colony Creek Drive, Victoria, inspected June 27 with 9 demerits. Re-inspected July 6, with dishwashing machine not repaired yet. Will return when fixed.

Skillet's Restaurant No. 90, 3202 Houston Highway, inspected June 27 with 3 demerits. Re-inspected July 6, with dishwashing machine still not working. Will return when fixed.



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