Food service inspections

June 10, 2014 at 1:10 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: 53. Improper cold-hold temperature. Improper hot-hold temperature. Wash hands with soap and wash in between tasks. Ice bags need proper labels. Dispose of expired True Moo product, cinnamon rolls and Lunchables. Wash hands before putting gloves on. Change out gloves between tasks. Tray with raw patties should not be in contact with cheese slices. Put a time on pizza, wings, burritos, egg rolls and corn dogs if not kept at 135 degrees or warmer. Repair the cold water at the three-compartment sink. Keep paper towels at the hand-washing sink. Clean the droppings from the cabinets and drawers. The men's toilet is running and needs repair. Excess water is going into aerobic treatment unit. Check all coolers. Some are in need of a thermometer. Store utensils with handle up. Keep the tongs for burritos on a clean and sanitized surface. Clean the soda spigots. Keep paper goods, cups, pizza boxes and bag of rice at least six inches off the ground. Five facility or equipment violations.

Taqueria Mazatlan, 150 N. state Highway 35 B, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 17. Use second barrier when touching tortillas. There needs to be water available at the right side of the sinks. Clean shelves at dry storage area. Store sanitizer rags in the sanitizer buckets. Clean the ice machine. Weatherstrip the back door where daylight shines through. Three facility or equipment violations.

7-Eleven, 100 Shepley St., Bloomington. Demerits: 14. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands between tasks and before putting gloves on. Ice bags need labels. Address problem with presence of flies. Post the current food establishment permit. Two facility or equipment violations.

Restaurant and Taqueria Calle 8, 819 Shepley St., Bloomington. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Port Lavaca Nursing and Rehab, 524 Village Road, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Use gloves when handling bread.

Dairy Queen, state Highway 185, Bloomington. Demerits: 3.

Bloomington General Store, 12985 State Highway 185, Bloomington; Taqueria El Huasteco, 103 E. Second St., Bloomington; Memorial Medical Center, 815 Virginia St., Port Lavaca; Tacos "Selina," 517.5 N. Benavidez St., Port Lavaca; Trinity Shores of Port Lavaca, 201 Trinity Shores Drive; Twin Dolphin Cinemas, 152 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Bay Burgers, Mobile Unit, Port O'Connor; Fresh Start Christian Learning Center, 3401 E. Houston Highway, Victoria; Ventura's Tamales and Specialities, 702 E. Water St., Victoria; Victoria Donuts, 3805-C N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.


Gonzalez Community Store, 5065 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Placedo, inspected May 22 with 8 demerits. Reinspected May 30 with improper cold-hold temperature. Will only use the cooler for produce and will not use for potentially hazardous foods.

The Shrimp Shack, 502 E. Broadway St., Seadrift, inspected May 22 with 43 demerits. Reinspected May 28 with need to continue working on critical violations including date-labeling cooked, ready-to-eat foods and proper food storage to prevent cross-contamination.

VISD Culinary Arts, 104 Profit Drive, Victoria, inspected April 11 with 3 demerits. Reinspected May 30 with mechanical dishwasher corrected.



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