Food service inspections April 11-17

April 23, 2013 at midnight
Updated April 22, 2013 at 11:23 p.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.


Taqueria La Finca, 2640 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 28. Improper hot-hold temperature. Improper cold-hold temperature. Employee drinks must have lids and straws. Keep food in coolers covered. Date-label food with a seven-day use-by date. Keep time written on food kept out at room temperature or keep on ice. Purchase current permit. Two facility or equipment violations.

Bayside Seafood Restaurant, 2055 state Highway 35 N., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 17. Keep soap at hand sink to properly wash hands. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Cooler needs thermometer. Defrost meat under cold, running water or in walk-in cooler the day before needed. Three facility or equipment violations.

Cuero Country Club, 1305 E.S. Railroad St., Cuero. Demerits: 8. Employees may not eat in the kitchen. Store chicken below beef. Store raw meat below vegetables.

Whataburger No. 323, 468 Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Wally's Restaurant, 1400 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Our Lady of the Gulf Day Care, 412 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Tortilleria La Estrella, 310 W. George St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Date-label all food with seven-day use-by date.

Mitchell Guidance Center, 306 E. Commercial St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Dispose of out-of-date milk.

Cowboy Stadium, 1303 W. Gayle St., Edna; Victoria West High School Kitchen, 307 W. Tropical Drive, Victoria; Yoakum Primary Annex, 412 Simpson St., Yoakum. Demerits: 3.

Cuero Nursing and Rehab, 1310 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Dairy Queen, 802 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Johnson Oil - Tiger Tote Food Store No. 16, 502 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Sonic No. 1756, 1110 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Love's Travel Stop No. 29, 1509 E. Rose St., Edna; Wood Hi Community Center, 101 Wood Hi School Road, Inez; Calhoun County Senior Citizens Center, 2104 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; Calhoun High School, 201 Sandcrab Boulevard, Port Lavaca; Church's Chicken No. 1463, 206 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Evelyn's Seafood Market, 732 Broadway St., Port Lavaca; HJM Elementary, 605 N. Commerce St., Port Lavaca; Hope High School, 300 Alcoa Drive, Port Lavaca; Ladybug Learning Center, 401 S. Commerce St., Port Lavaca; Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School, 301 S. San Antonio St., Port Lavaca; Pizza Hut, 425 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Travis Middle School, 705 Nueces St., Port Lavaca; Industrial High School, 511 5th St., Vanderbilt; Industrial Junior High School, No. 3 Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Vanderbilt Elementary School, 511 5th St., Vanderbilt; Aloe Elementary, 62 Chaparral St., Victoria; Cade Middle School Kitchen, 611 W. Tropical Drive, Victoria; Country Express Family Restaurant, 6064 S.W. Moody St., Victoria; Guadalupe Elementary School, 1952 Guadalupe Road, Victoria; Lone Star Inn and Suites, 1907 U.S. Highway 59 N., Victoria; Nazareth Academy, 206 W. Convent St., Victoria; Peter Piper Pizza, 3603 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Raisin Windmill Store, 9098 S. Highway 59, Victoria; St. Joseph High School, 110 E. Red River St., Victoria; Trinity Episcopal School, 1504 N. Moody St., Victoria; William Wood Elementary School, 183 Wood Hi Road, Victoria; St. Joseph's School, 310 Orth St., Yoakum; Yoakum High School, 104 Poth St., Yoakum; Yoakum Intermediate School, 208 Aubrey St., Yoakum; Yoakum Primary School, W. Grand St., Yoakum. Demerits: 0.


Fastrak Express, 2004 N. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected April 8 with 14 demerits. Reinspected April 12, need to address labeling and monitor expiration dates on medicines.

Pizza Hut, 803 W. Main St., Edna, inspected April 5 with six demerits. Reinspected April 16 with all violations corrected.

Church's Chicken No. 1463, 206 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca, inspected April 8 with 12 demerits. Reinspected April 15 with the walk-in and the tabletop still needing repair. Reinspected April 17 with violations corrected.

Mexico Tipico, 421 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca, inspected April 8 with 49 demerits. Reinspected April 15 with the following corrections still needed: fix front Coca Cola cooler, improper cold-hold temperature and mop sink needs to be installed.

Taqueria La Finca, 2640 W. Main St., Port Lavaca, inspected April 17 with 28 demerits. Reinspected April 17 with all violations corrected.

Speedy Stop No. 81, 6490 Farm-to-Market Road 236, inspected March 26 with 9 demerits. Reinspected April 11 with the cooler repaired.



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