Food service inspections

Jan. 31, 2017 at 9:12 p.m.
Updated Jan. 30, 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.


Daniel's Tacos, 902 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 15. Store raw meats away from cooked foods. Need one certified food manager. Food handlers need to be certified. Weather strip the back screen door or keep door closed. Thaw meat correctly. Label soap bucket. Date-label all stored, cooked foods. Need more lighting.

Art's Fish House, 711 S. SH 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 10. Store beef below fish. Oysters came from Millers Seafood and were shucked on Jan. 17. Need a backflow preventer at the mop sink. Keep soap at hand-washing sink. Address problem with presence of roaches. Keep record of treatment by pest control. Wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer bucket, not on countertops or next to grill.

7-Eleven No. 36505H, 1800 S. SH 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Ice bags have a Dallas address. Ice bags need to have the store number and address where they are bagged. Need hand sink in bagging area. Need one certified food manager. All employees need food handler training.

Pinto Bean Restaurant, 700 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 4. Do not store food containers over food unless covered. Cut vegetables need to be covered with lid. Use lids or Saran Wrap when storing food. Address problem with presence of rodent droppings under the three-compartment sink. Clean up the rodent droppings. Weatherstrip the back door in back kitchen.

Port Lavaca Restaurant and Donuts, 1800 SH 35 S., Suite D, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Need one certified food manager. All employees need food handler training.

H-E-B Food Store No. 092, 6106 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.

Uncle Mutt's Bar-B-Q Co., 5404 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 2.

Calhoun County Adult Detention Center, 302 W. Live Oak St., Port Lavaca; Noot's Thai Kitchen, 6360 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 1.

VSL Victoria LLC, 1303 N. John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria; 5D Steakhouse, 632 W. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 0.


Shellfish Sports Bar & Grille, 2615 SH 35 N., Port Lavaca, inspected Nov. 8 with 19 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 19 with cold-hold violation corrected. Still need to work on washing hands before gloves. Repair the leak under the three-compartment sink. Must have hot water at hand sink. Do not use cardboard to line shelves. Be sure to wash, rinse and sanitize dishes. Employees' drinks need lids and straws. Store the drinks below food preparation areas. Continue to work on correcting violations.

The Shrimp Shack, 314 W. Broadway St., Seadrift, inspected Nov. 10 with 19 demerits. Re-inspected Jan. 25 with still having issues with cold-hold temperatures. Tabletop not holding at 41 degrees. Will use ice during the lunch rush. Will not store any food over night. They should have the four-hour written times documented and posted. Do not exceed four hours. Discard any food left over. There was a leak at the hand sink, and it was corrected at time of inspection.



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