Food service inspections
Dec. 26, 2017 at 3:51 p.m.
Updated Dec. 27, 2017 at 6 a.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 DEC. 22
Taqueria Guadalajara No. 9, 2301 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. Demerits: 22. Keep time documented on meat kept out at room temperature. Do not use dented cans. Discard any dented cans. Do not microwave food in styrofoam containers. Wash hands in between different tasks. Do not store sanitizer buckets on floor. Replace cracked lids. Address problem with presence of pests. Take necessary steps to eliminate the pests. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store wet towels in sanitizer buckets. Do not store items directly on floor. Defrost meat under cold, running water.
Ventura's Tamales and Specialties, 702 E. Water St., Victoria. Demerits: 16. Do not store sanitizer buckets on floor. Need certified food manager certificate. Keep food handler certificates on file for all employees. Need chlorine test strips. Do not use cardboard on floor in taco production room. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Women's restroom trash can needs lid.
Inez Convenience Services LLC, 9 Farm-to-Market Road 444 South, Inez. Demerits: 14. Label small ice bags. Label spray bottles. Need hot water in women's restroom. Kitchen sink takes too long to get hot water. Cookies need ingredient labels. Cleaning rags need to be stored in sanitizer buckets. Walls must be easily cleanable. Currently, getting bids for repair. Women's and men's restrooms need paper towels to open door after washing hands or replace the doors with the push-open doors. Women's and men's restrooms need hand-washing signs.
Fire Pit Junction, 5803 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 14. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Wash hands before glove use. Need a certified food manager. Need food handler certificates. Hot water needed in men's restroom. Employees must wear hair restraints. Paper products need to be off the floor, and men's restroom needs hand-washing sign. Mop sink needs to be covered.
Wingstop, 5208 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need a certified food manager. Need food handler certificates. Hand sink is for hand-washing only. Sanitizer bucket needs to be off the floor. Need a first-aid kit. Post the certified food manager certificate.
Odori, 801 S. Laurent St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Need test strips. Small refrigerator needs a thermometer. Ice scoop should not be stored laying on top of ice. Need first-aid kit.
Panda Express No. 2514, 8709 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need a certified food manager. Post last inspection and certified food manager certificate visible to public. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook.
Family Table Restaurant, 1102 S. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 5. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need a certified food manager. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit.
H-E-B Food Store No. 554, 1505 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Dispose of expired medication. Need a 2017 permit.
Inez Community Center, 2511 Garcitas Creek Road, Inez; Tots and Tikes Day Care, 411 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 3.
Edna Donuts, 515 N. Wells St., Edna; Mustang Creek BBQ, 284 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna; BCFS Education Services Head Start Red River, 2102 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Big Vic Truck Stop, 4507 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria; Patti Welder Stadium, 902 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Sonic No. 3322, 8707 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Victoria Christian School, 3310 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 27 with 3 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 19 with violation corrected.