Food service inspections

Aug. 22, 2017 at 4:06 p.m.

The Victoria County Public 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 Priority items 1-20 is 3 demerits; Priority Foundation items 21-33 are 2 demerits; and Core items are 1 demerit. 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 Priority and Core items are detailed.

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING AUG. 18

Crossroads Cafe and Biergarten, 1000 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 34. Dispose of expired milk. Wash hands before putting on gloves and handling lemons. Address problem of grease on the ground around the dumpsters. Need a certified food manager. Need food handler certificates. Need cold water at hand sink in kitchen. Date-label milk and food kept more than 24 hours. Tabletop thermometer is not accurate. Post current permit. Need a designated hand sink at bar and one in wait area. Clean ice scoop bucket and ice machine. Do not store knives in between counter spaces. Clean racks in cooler. Sanitizer not working on dish machine. Employees should wear hair restraints. Store buckets of food at least 4 to 6 inches off floor in cooler. Clean drawers holding utensils. Clean walls in cooler. Need an asterisk on menu that applies to disclosure/reminder items. Make sure mop sink is used for mop water only.

Maya Mexican Restaurant, 1909 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 22. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need a certified food manager. Need food handler certificates. Hot water needs to be kept on. Need an asterisk on items that are referenced on menu that can be served raw or undercooked. Need chlorine test strips. Need thermometer at box bar cooler. Replace thermometer in two-door glass bar cooler. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Do not use Gatorade bottles for employee drinks. Do not store sanitizer bucket directly on floor. Label big container of sugar. Dumpster needs to be on a concrete surface. Need lid on trash can in women's restroom. Need a first-aid kit.

Texas Seafood Restaurant, 2202 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 21. Keep time documented on rice kept out at room temperature. Adjust amount of sanitizer in bleach bucket. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Keep shell stock tags at location. Need chlorine test strips. Keep soap at hand sink. Do not block hand sink. Employees must wear hair restraints. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Defrost meat under cold, running water. Women's restroom needs air vents. Replace or paint preparation tables.

7-Eleven No. 36515H, 5906 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 18. Ice bags need labels. Dispose of expired Artisan cheese melts and fruit cups. Must wash hands before glove use. Hand sink is not draining water. Water at hand sink is only 87 degrees. Dishes must air dry; do not store on mats. Ice chute at drink station must be cleaned. Food handlers must wear hair restraints. Garbage in food preparation area is overflowing. Seal holes in the storage area. Women's restroom needs a covered trash can. Post the food manager certificate. Need a readable hand-washing sign in women's restroom.

Bahnhof Cafe, 213 W. Main St., Cuero. Demerits: 17. Document time eggs are sitting out at room temperature or store on ice. Store raw chicken below other food. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need bodily fluid clean up kit. Work on date-labeling. Store wet towels in sanitizer buckets. Do not store employee drinks with customers' food. Dumpster needs to be on concrete surface. Clean off dust on vent.

Circle K Store No. 2704045, 502 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 17. Improper cold-hold temperature. Mac and cheese was below 135 degrees; keep time documented. Label spray bottles with correct content. Front hand sink water only 91 degrees; needs to reach 100 degrees. Dispose of food that has expired date-labels. Need thermometer in hot dog cooler. Clean cabinets under fountain drinks. Pest control coming every two weeks. Keep paper towels in restrooms. Any food above 41 degrees more than four hours must be discarded. Post last inspection and make visible to public.

Hunan Garden, 2119 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 17. Walk-in cooler not holding at 41 degrees or less. Will use for only whole produce. Discard any food that needs to be at 41 degrees that has been in walk-in more than four hours. Need to use three-compartment sink to sanitize dishes until dish machine is repaired. Need employee and personal hygiene handbook. Do not cover shelves with cardboard. Clean droppings that are on top of dishwasher. Store sanitizer bucket off the floor. Need covered trash can in women's restroom.

Whataburger No. 360, 905 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 17. Improper cold-hold temperature. Do not store box of raw patties on top of box of cheese. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods or need to turn in a variance for use of hand sanitizer. Need a certified food manager. Need food handler certificates. Replace thermometer in small cooler in front. Work on eliminating gnats in back area. Work on eliminating roaches. Seal hole in wall by second grill. Will return to check cooler.

Cowboy Bar-B-Q Inc., 907 N. East St., Edna. Demerits: 17. Improper cold-hold temperature. Sausage sticks need time documentation. Need a certified food manager. Need food handler certificates. Two refrigerators are not holding at correct temperature. Recommend moving items into cooler in storage room or store on ice. Items need to be date-labeled. Inside of refrigerators need good cleaning. Storage area needs to be cleaned. Employee restroom needs to be cleaned.

Noot's Thai To Go, 1801 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Document time eggs are kept out at room temperature, or keep them on ice. Use food-grade storage bags. Do not store food at home. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need bodily fluids clean up kit. Store food handler certificates at restaurant. Employees must wear hair restraints.

Edna Youth Football Association, Shelby Park, Edna. Demerits: 13. Treatment must be done by licensed pest control. Repair leak under hand sink. Need test strips for bleach water. Seal wood surface; needs to be easily cleanable and nonabsorbent. Clean droppings in building. Weatherstrip door and around air-conditioning vent. Post permit and last inspection. Have food handler cards available.

Vicky's Fit Club, 113 Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 11. Use licensed pest control only. Need certified food manager. Need chlorine test strips. Keep soap in restroom. Remove dead roaches. Need hand-washing sign in restroom.

Rosie's Mexican Restaurant, 202 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 10. Use food-grade storage bags. Use licensed pest control. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store sanitizer rags in bucket. Do not defrost meat at room temperature. Post last inspection form, and post hand-washing sign at hand sinks and in restrooms.

Limon's BBQ, mobile unit, Victoria. Demerits: 10. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need water sample. Permit needs to be posted. Address problem with presence of roaches. Employees must wear hair restraints. Post last inspection.

Dairy Queen, 802 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 8. Sanitizer buckets need proper amount of sanitizer. Keep sanitizer strips on hand. Tabletop by oven needs a thermometer. Keep sanitizer rags inside bucket. Place cups 6 inches off the ground. Place plasticware with handles in same direction.

Walmart Supercenter No. 0330, 9002 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need a certified food manager certificate. Need food handler certificates on file. Need sanitizer test strips in bakery and meat market. Post the food manager certificate with most recent inspection.

AJ's, 508 E. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 5. Need a certified food manager. Need food handler certificates. Need hand-washing signs in employee restroom.

Edna High School Dome Gym Concession, 1303 W. Gayle St., Edna. Demerits: 5. Need policy on how washing is to be done. Sanitize bucket is available under the sink. Need test strips for bleach water. Post last inspection. Need first-aid kit. Need to have food handler certificates available.

Cowboy Stadium, 1303 W. Gayle St., Edna. Demerits: 4. Need test strips for sanitizer. Seal up holes in storage area. Seal exposed bare wood. All surfaces should be nonabsorbent and easily cleanable. Need hand-washing sign in restroom.

Whataburger No. 428, 112 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 4. Improper cold-hold temperature. Women's restroom needs employee hand washing sign.

Cuero Community Hospital, 2550 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Broadway Grocery, 205 Broadway St., Nordheim; Rosebud, 102 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.

Dollar General No. 3091, 1141 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Pizza Hut No. 22643, 1010 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Whispering Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 105 Hospital Drive, Cuero; Trevino's, mobile unit, Magnolia Beach. Demerits: 2.

Denny's Restaurant, 7601 N. Navarro St., Victoria; VSL Victoria LLC, 1303 N. John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 1.

Jackson County Jail, 115 W. Main St., Edna; The Morales Store LLC, 10191 N. SH 111, Edna; Walmart No. 474, 1002 N. Wells St., Edna; Memorial Stadium Concessions, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 0.

RE-INSPECTIONS

Santi's Restaurant, 905 N. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected Aug. 8 with 21 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 14 with tabletop not holding at 41 degrees. Need to document times food in tabletop for lunch. May not exceed four hours.

Amazing Grace Learning Center and Infant Care, 202 E. Main St., Edna, inspected July 27 with 5 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 16 with violation corrected.

McDonald's, 817 N. Wells St., Edna, inspected July 27 with 8 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 14 with all violations corrected.

Whataburger No. 428, 112 E. Houston Highway, Edna, inspected Aug. 16 with 4 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 16 with violation corrected.

Broadway Shell, 1326 Broadway St., Port Lavaca, inspected Aug. 8 with 23 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 10 with need to work on previous violations.

Don Julio's Mexican Restaurant, 227 W. Main St., Port Lavaca, inspected Aug. 7 with 34 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 10 with purchase of a new cooler. Will be installed later today. Will return Friday to re-inspect. Re-inspected Aug. 14 with temperature violation corrected. Adding on in the future. Will contact our office with the new plans.

Jack in the Box No. 4764, 1510 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected Aug. 2 with 6 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 15 with need to repair ice machine. There is no cover on top part. Ice should not be exposed.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, 2912 Houston Highway, Victoria, inspected Aug. 7 with 3 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 15 with hot water in restrooms only reaching 90 degrees. Needs to reach 100. There will be a re-inspection fee on the following visit.

Sonic Drive In No. 5262, 3008 Houston Highway, Victoria, inspected Aug. 3 with 4 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 16 with violations corrected.

The Lucky Store, 101 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected July 28 with 15 demerits. Re-inspected Aug. 15 with leak under three-compartment sink. Faucet will need longer stem so it reaches all three compartments.


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