Food service inspections

Dec. 31, 2013 at 6:31 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.


Shell Mini Mart, 4717 state Highway 35, Palacios. Demerits: 28. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Dispose of expired medicines and opened packages of food. Wash hands between tasks. Date-label cooked, ready-to-eat foods with a use-by date. Dispose of damaged packages of candy. Employees and manager did not demonstrate knowledge of food safety. The on-site sewage facility system in not functioning. There is surface sewage. Need to post permit. The establishment's permit has been suspended until the on-site sewage facility system is functioning. Four facility or equipment violations.

Taqueria Las Fuentes, 9345 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita. Demerits: 22. There needs to be hot water at the hand-washing sink. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Store raw beef above raw chicken. There was no hot water in this facility, so permit is suspended until hot water is working. Need to label bleach bucket. Do not use thank-you bags for food storage. Use only food-grade storage bags. Two facility or equipment violations.

Village Lolita Venture Inc., 11943 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita. Demerits: 18. Wash hands between glove changes. Brownies need ingredient labels. Dispose of expired medicine. Use a licensed pest control only. Alarms were not working on the on-site sewage facility system. The area around the spray head is wet. Two facility or equipment violations.

Mi Tierra Mexican Cafe, 401 Lott St., Yoakum. Demerits: 18. Employee drinks need lid and straw. Store drinks below food preparation areas. Keep foods covered in the walk-in cooler. Work on date-labeling ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods. Need soap and paper towels at the hand-washing sink in kitchen area. Keep scoop for chips on clean, sanitized surface. Use food-grade storage bags and containers to store food. Keep box of tomatoes off the floor in walk-in. Thaw raw meat in cooler. Two facility or equipment violations.

Urban Cowboyz Saloon, 614 Irvine St., Yoakum. Demerits: 13. Work on proper storage of raw meat in coolers. Do not block hand sink or put utensils in hand washing sink. Repair the leak at the mop sink. Do not store clean utensils next to faucet handles of three-compartment sink. Store ice scoop on clean, sanitized surface. Keep the back doors closed or install screen doors. Use scoops with handles for dry ingredients. Post hand-washing sign at hand-washing sink in the bar area. Shelves in bar area that are used to store glassware should be easily cleanable and nonabsorbent. Three facility or equipment violations.

The Shrimp Shack, 502 E. Broadway St., Seadrift. Demerits: 7. Date-label food with seven-day use-by date. Need a thermometer in the little cooler by the window. One facility or equipment violation.

Fishbeck's Meat Market, 515 Irvine St., Yoakum. Employees need to wash hands with soap and water at the hand washing sink after changing shoes. Keep boxes of paper towels and butcher paper off the floor.

Cobra Corner Store Inc., 5895 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Vanderbilt. Demerits: 4. Dispose of expired medicine.

El Jaripeo Las Fuentes, 314 W. Broadway St., Seadrift; Aunt Di's Kountry Kitchen, 606 E. Main St., Yorktown; Dairy Queen, 510 W. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 3.

Church's Fried Chicken, 110 E. Houston Highway, Edna; Inteplast Cafeteria, 101 Inteplast Cafeteria, Lolita; Carancahua Bay Cafe, 3753 N. Highway 35, Palacios; First Assembly of God, 501 S. Second St., Seadrift; Cactus Canyon, 3613 N. Navarro St., Victoria; El Pico De Gallo, 609 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; La Luz Del Mundo, 902 S. Laurent St., Victoria; Latino Nights, 805 Delmar St., Victoria; Mumphord's Place Barbeque Inc., 1202 E. Juan Linn St., Victoria;Silver City Social Center - Holy Trinity, 4006 Callis St., Victoria; Terrence W. Ellis Catering, Mobile Unit, Victoria; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 605 N. U.S. Highway 77 A, Yoakum; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 201 Schrimsher St., Yoakum; Aunt Di's Kountry Kitchen Mobile Unit, Yorktown; Lillie's Tamale Hut, 537 1/2 N. Hoppe St., Yorktown; San Luis Catholic Church Hall, 502 E. Second St., Yorktown; The Learning Garden, 234 N. Gohmert St., Yorktown; Circle R Drive-In, 8945 Farm-to-Market Road, Lolita; All Star Day Care, 103 Lavaca St., Vanderbilt; Industrial ISD Football Concession, 511 5th St., Vanderbilt;Industrial ISD Softball Concession Stand, 5th St., Vanderbilt; Vanderbilt Elementary School, 511 5th St., Vanderbilt. Demerits: 0.


Smolik's, 523 S. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected Dec. 17 with 4 demerits. Reinspected Dec. 19 with cold-hold temperature still needing work.

Shell Mini Mart, 4717 State Highway 35, Palacios, inspected Dec. 17 with 28 demerits. Reinspected Dec. 19 with maintenance having been done on the on-site sewage facility system. Will follow up in 30 days to verify that the system is in compliance. The permit to operate was reinstated.

Treatment Associates Inc., 107 Cozzi Circle, Victoria, inspected Nov. 14 with 15 demerits. Reinspected Dec. 18 with all violations corrected.

Yummy Finds, 402 Salem Road, Victoria, inspected Dec. 16 with 6 demerits. Reinspected Dec. 18 with all violations corrected.

Taqueria Las Fuentes, 9345 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita, inspected Dec. 17 with 22 demerits. Reinspected Dec. 17 with hot water having been repaired by plumber. Permit to operate was reinstated.



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