Food service inspections

May 21, 2013 at 12:21 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, and 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.


Venecia's Bar and Grill, 1708 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 27. Install a hand sink. Date-label all potentially hazardous foods in cooler. Store raw food below vegetables. Keep soap and paper towels at hand sink. Use the three-compartment sink for hand sink for bar until hand sink installed. Educate the food handlers on hand-washing and date labeling. All coolers must have thermometers. Post the previous inspection. Five facility or equipment violations.

Lupita's Restaurant, 906 S. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 23. Improper cold-hold temperature. Employee drinks must have lids and straws. Date-label food with a seven-day use-by date. Need a thermometer in the Crosby cooler. Clean the microwave. Two facility or equipment violations.

Quick Stop Food Store, 102 E. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 14. Need ingredients list for Capri Suns and Kool-Aid Jammers. Dispose of expired lunch meat. Keep soap and paper towels at the hand sink. Clean the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.

Bloomington General Store, 12985 State Highway 185, Bloomington. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Hot water handle at hand sink needs to be repaired. Clean the ice machine. One facility or equipment violation.

Snowflake Donuts, 1002 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 12. Employee drinks need lids and straws. No children allowed in food preparation area. Need ingredients list for Capri Suns. Date-label ham with a seven-day use-by date.

Times Market No. 101, 630 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard all potentially hazardous food left in the cooler for more than four hours. Thermometer is not calibrated properly. One facility or equipment violation.

Handi Kwik Food Mart, 805 N. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 11. Need proper labels on ice bags. Date-label Deli Express sandwiches. Keep sign out of hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.

Best Western Park Heights Inn and Suites, 308 Park Heights Drive, Cuero. Demerits: 10. Date-label the milk and eggs with a seven-day use-by date. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishes in the three-compartment sink. The white refrigerator needs a thermometer. Two facility or equipment violations.

Legends, 1208 Marcus Navarro St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 9. Post the dish washing policy. Need thermometers in all coolers. Clean the ice machine. Three facility or equipment violations.

The Morales Store, 10191 N. Highway 111, Edna. Demerits: 8. Store raw patty bin beneath all other food in cooler. Date-label food with a seven-day use-by date.

Speedy Stop No. 2, 100 Shepley St., Bloomington. Demerits: 7. Ice bags need labels. Need a 2013 food establishment permit. One facility or equipment violation.

Domino's Pizza, 1211 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Keep nozzle on the three-compartment sink two inches above the sink. Need to post previous inspection. One facility or equipment violation.

La Cabana, 2013 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Date-label all items with a use-by date. Need thermometers in both Pepsi coolers. One facility or equipment violation.

Whataburger No. 788, 3603 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Employees handling ready-to-eat foods need to wear gloves. Permit needs to be posted in visible location. Keep boxes at least 4 to 6 inches off the floor. Need to cover the trash in women's restroom stalls. One facility or equipment violation.

Speedy Stop No. 9, 1800 South Highway 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Need labels on ice bags.

Walgreen's No. 07963, 2906 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Dispose of expired milk.

Stripes No. 9416, 111 E. Morgan St., Cuero; Creative Catering, 1611 Leon St., Port Lavaca; Church's Fried Chicken No. 1303, 4305 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria; El Pico de Gallo, 609 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Miss P's Sweet Ice Tea and Sandwiches, 4496 Cheapside Road, Westhoff. Demerits: 3.

Dairy Queen, Highway 185, Bloomington; Taqueria El Huasteco, 103 E. Second St., Bloomington; Cre-8-Tive Kids, 210 Dunn St., Cuero; Wal-Mart No. 385, 1202 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Highway 111 Shell, 201 S. Wells St., Edna; Love's Travel Stop Subway No. 297, 1509 E. Rose St., Edna; Meat Center, 3035 Farm-to-Market Roak 822, Edna; B and B Express No. 5002, 101 W. York St., Ganado; Kacer's Kwik Stop, 1006 S. Third St., Ganado; Subway/TA dba Travel Centers, 802 E. York St., Ganado; Indianola Fishing Marina, 8 Bell St., Indianola; First Convenience, 1916 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; Harvey's Tavern, 2000 Lighthouse Drive, Port Lavaca; The Pantry, 702 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca; Winners Amusement Center, 305 E. Rail Road, Port Lavaca; Citizens Health Plex, 9406 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Country Slaughter House, 3857 Burroughsville Road, Victoria; Treatment Associates Inc., 107 Cozzi Circle, Victoria. Demerits: 0.


A and R Navarro, 111 W. Hamilton St., Cuero, inspected April 25 with 11 demerits. Reinspected May 8 with all violations corrected.

Palacios Mexican Restaurant, 114 E. Main St., Edna, inspected April 25 with 18 demerits. Reinspected May 9 with all violations corrected.

McDonald's No. 4, 7808 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected May 2 with 36 demerits. Re-inspected May 9 with needing to wear gloves when handling potentially hazardous foods. Also, still need to clean the ice machine.



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