Food service inspections
Jan. 24, 2017 at 4:33 p.m.
Updated Jan. 23, 2017 at 11 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 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.
FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING JAN. 20
Gonzalez Restaurant, 5065 Farm-to-Market Road 616, Placedo. Demerits: 28. Keep food covered in freezer. Use-by dates needed. Some food out of date. Do not store tortillas in grocery sacks. Use food-grade storage containers. Sanitize dishes when washing. Repair leak under hand washing sink. Need a certified food manager. Need certified food handlers. Need disclosure/reminder on menu. Date-label prepared food. Need thermometer in two-door cooler. Keep soap at hand sinks. Employees must wear hair restraints. Need sign stating last inspection is available upon request.
Jack in the Box No. 4764, 1510 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 17. Use the four-hour rule for foods not kept at proper temperature. Need at least one certified food manager. All employees need food handler certificate. Must have hot water in restroom. Date-label cooked, ready-to-eat foods with use-by date. Store ice scoop on clean, sanitized surface. Properly discard bags of trash. There were bags of trash on the floor in the back of kitchen. Must keep toilet paper in men's restroom.
Asian Food Store, 137 SH 35 North, Suite C, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 14. Frozen fish must have labels on packages. Need a certified food manager. Bamboo needs labels and date-labels. No hand washing sinks accessible or properly supplied when packaging bamboo. No food contact surface available or properly designed to package bamboo. Need more lighting in storage areas. Remove carpet from storage areas. Remove all personal items, bedding, personal belongings. Must not use store as a residence without proper partioning and separation from the living quarters and store.
Pinto Bean Restaurant, 4103 N. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 13. Containers of food on ice must have time documented. Store raw food away from cooked foods. Hot water was not on at one of the three-compartment sinks. Dishwasher temperature must reach at least 120 degrees. Wiping cloths need to be stored in bleach buckets when not using. Label containers of salt. Must provide sign that inspection forms are available upon request.
Atiliano's Nite Club, 1705 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Refrigerator not holding at 41 degrees. Need to install mop sink. Need a certified food manager. Need a certified food handler. Cover the trash container in women's restroom.
Vera Cruz, 3110 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Cover food in walk-in cooler. Employees need food handler certificate. Need thermometer in small white refrigerator.
The Donut Palace, 310 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 6. Need one certified food manager. All employees need food handler certificate. Items in Hot Point cooler, such as cracked eggs and bacon in containers, need to be date-labeled.
P.A.G.A. Lounge, 1205 E. North St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need at least one certified food manager. All other employees need food handler certificate. Need thermometer in cooler.
Joe's Fina Station, Highway 87, Placedo. Demerits: 5. Need a certified food manager. Kool-Aid Jammers not labeled for individual sale. Tortillas need a manufacturer's name. Need hand washing sign in kitchen.
Cuero Subway, 2104 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. Need one certified food manager. All other employees need food handler certificate.
SPORTS, 5803 John Stockbauer Drive, Suite I, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need at least one certified food manager. All other employees need food handler certificate.
Wal-Mart Supercenter No. 0330, 9002 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need at least one certified food manager. All other employees need food handler certificate.
Church's Fried Chicken, 1203 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Josie's Mexican Food, 610 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor. Demerits: 3.
Fairfield Inn and Suites, 2121 N. Esplanade St., Cuero; Main Street Kaffee Haus and Deli, 104 E. Main St., Cuero; Mimi's Kitchen, 606 Highway 77-A South, Yoakum; Rusty Rooster, 604 Highway 77-A, Yoakum. Demerits: 2.
Cuero Golf Shop, 110 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero; McDonald's, 104 E. Broadway St., Cuero. Demerits: 1.
F n J's Bayou Grill, 502 E. Broadway Avenue, Seadrift; VISD Aquatics Center, 1006 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Dairy Queen, 610 Highway 77-A, Yoakum. Demerits: 0.
Circle K Store No. 2704045, 502 N. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected Jan. 10 with 13 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 11 with most violations corrected.
TMC Golden Crescent Head Start/Trinity, 1104 E. Trinity St., Victoria, inspected Nov. 4 with 3 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 12 with leak at mop sink corrected.