Food service inspections

May 9, 2017 at 4:12 p.m.
Updated May 8, 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 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 MAY 5

Los Reyes Mexican Grill, 6908 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 29. Food kept out at room temperature needs time documented on it. Food out at room temperature over four hours. Do not use trash can liners to cover food. Cover food in walk-in cooler. Store raw meat below other food. Do not store cell phone charger in bowls. Label spray bottles. Need a certified food manager certificate. Employees need food handlers certificates. Need an asterisk by items that can be consumed raw or undercooked. Date-label food. Need to have chlorine test strips. Wooden shelves need to be easily cleanable. Clean the ice machine. Address problem with presence of dead bugs in hall area. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store paper goods six inches off the floor. Walls must be light in color. Need hand-washing sign in restroom.

Casa Jalisco, 1928 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 24. Keep time documented on food kept out at room temperature. May not use thank-you bags to keep food directly in. Do not use trash can to store chips directly in. Do not store raw meat over ready-to-eat foods. Use a licensed pest control only. Need food handlers certificates. Work on date-labeling food in walk-in cooler. Need chlorine test strips. Do not store items in hand sink. Clean the ice machine and inside and outside of dish machine. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store sanitizer rags in sanitizer buckets. Do not store cell phones on preparation table. Label big containers of flour, sugar, etc. Clean inside of coolers.

Los Rios Mexican Grill and Seafood, 125 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 22. Keep documentation on food kept out at room temperature. Do not use thank-you bags to store food directly in. Do not use trash can to store chips. Do not store raw meat over ready-to-eat foods. Label spray bottles. Need a certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificates. Need asterisk by items on menu that can be served raw or undercooked. Need chlorine test strips. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Do not store fly swatter on the food preparation table. Need light in storage area. Close the hole in the wall in storage area. In the process of repairing ceiling in kitchen. Need a hand-washing sign in women's restroom.

7-Eleven No. 36551H, 6490 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Victoria. Demerits: 20. Improper cold-hold temperature. Small ice bags need to be labeled with store information. Dispose of outdated dips. Need copies of water sample results. Correct situation of standing water around spray heads. Need a certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificates. Water at hand sinks is only reaching 90 degrees. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store personal items separate from food preparation area. Label containers of salt.

Shell Mini Mart, 4717 S.H. 35, Palacios. Demerits: 18. Wash hands before glove use. Need first-aid kit. Need test strips to test concentration of sanitizer. Keep hand-washing sink accessible. Ice machine needs cleaning. Hand sink is for hand washing only. Wire shelving needs to be cleaned. Walls and shelving need to be cleaned. Women's restroom needs covered trash can. Men's and women's restrooms need cleaning. Make sure all ice bags have labels. More lighting needed in storage area.

Taqueria Mi Familia, 3801 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 18. Keep time documented on food kept out at room temperature. Wash hands in between different tasks. Use gloves on both hands when handling ready-to-eat foods. Cold water is off at hand sink by tabletop. All wooden surfaces need to be easily cleanable. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store wet rags in sanitizer buckets. Will return to check on cold water at hand sink. Cannot turn off cold water.

Taqueria El Huasteco, 103 E. Second St., Bloomington. Demerits: 16. Cover food in tabletop. Need certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificate. Need hot water in restroom. Date-label food with use-by date. Do not use cardboard to cover wire shelves. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store wet rags in sanitizer bucket. Need covered trash can in restroom.

Ganado Cafe, 118 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 14. Need certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificate. Need chemical test strips. Fridge needs cleaning. Replace chipped plates. Employees need hair restraints. Wiping cloths need to be in sanitizer bucket. Fan needs to be cleaned. Replace missing floor tiles. Restroom needs a covered trash can. Post the last inspection.

Rainbow Sno II, 3105 Callis St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Need certified food manager certificate posted. Need food handler certificates. Need chemical test strips. Need current permit. Address problem with presence of ants on wall by hand sink. Employees need to wear hair restraints. Store wet rags in sanitizer buckets. Plastic utensils need to be stored in same direction. Dumpster needs to be on a cement pad. Post last inspection or sign stating inspection available upon request.

Taco Rico, 1615 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 13. Need to have pumping contract stored in the mobile unit. Need a certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificates. All wood surfaces need to be easily cleanable. Address problem with presence of flies. Need a screen door since the door is left open and flies can come in. Thaw food in refrigerator the night before and not at room temperature. Do not store utensils in between counter and wall.

Sonic No. 1756, 1110 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 11. Provide bare hand contact documentation and use hand sanitizer when handling limes and cutting bananas. All other employees need food handlers certificates. Address problem with presence of a few gnats in front and back kitchen. Store sanitizer on a nonfood contact surface. Store paper goods 6 inches off the ground. Grease and standing water need to be cleaned to avoid gnats. Replace ceiling tiles. Need a self-closing door in employee restroom. Repair exhaust fan.

Taco Rico Commissary, 1615 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Label spray bottles, Use licensed pest control only. Need certified food manager certificate posted. Need food handlers certificates. Do not wash dishes in building. Address problem with presence of flies. Move dumpster to concrete pad.

J & J Drive Inn, 602 S. Third St., Ganado. Demerits: 10. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificate. Chest freezer in pizza area needs to be repaired. Seal is torn off and insulation under lid is exposed. Tongs for pickles cannot be laying on countertop. Recommend storing in a container that is cleanable. Gave handout for bodily fluid clean up.

Mr. G's Yummy Treats, 317 S. Trinity St., Edna. Demerits: 8. Improper cold-hold temperature. Must wash hands between glove use. Employees must wear hair restraints when handling food. Need a first-aid kit.

Bar-B-Q To Go, 107 W. York St., Ganado. Demerits: 8. Need a first-aid kit. Need certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificate. Post last inspection.

James Food Mart, 11943 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita. Demerits: 8. Ice chute needs to be cleaned. Store ice scoop in a cleanable container. Employees need to wear hair restraints. May not have wiping cloths laying on floor around freezer. Freezer needs a good cleaning. Restrooms need a thorough cleaning. Restroom needs paper towels and covered trash can. Toilet tank needs a cover in women's restroom. May not use cardboard as a lid. Tabletop does not work. Part is on order.

Domino's Pizza, 320 State Highway 35 South, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 8. Need certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificate. Post permit. Label big containers of corn meal. Post last inspection.

Linda's Tacos, 708 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 7. Improper cold-hold temperature. Need certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificate. Gave handout for bodily fluid clean up.

Our Lady of the Gulf Day Care, 412 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Need hot water at hand sink. Need chlorine test strips. Clean the rodent droppings. Thaw meat under cold, running water. Store plastic ware in same direction.

Times Market No. 102, 107 Seadrift St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Clean the ice machine. Need a hand-washing sink. Need a three-compartment sink.

Beijing Garden, 113 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Use time and temperature and document if cold food cannot be kept at 41 degrees. Need a certified food manager. All other staff need food handlers certificates.

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant, 2902 E. Airline Road, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Label sanitizer buckets. Clean container that utensils are stored in. Store sanitizer buckets off the floor. Clean the wire racks. Clean the air vents.

Fishville Trading Post, 769 County Road 477, Cape Carancahua. Demerits: 6. Dispose of expired milk. Need to purchase 2017 food permit. Post permit, last inspection and certificate for certified food manager. Breakfast menu needs disclosure for under cooked foods. Need to have sanitizer strips when using sanitizer water. Has chlorine test strips. Address issues with trash/dumpster situation.

Eagleford Restaurant LLC, 604 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 6. Store raw meat ribeye below any cooked foods. Wash hands in between tasks and before applying gloves.

Maria's Tamales, 402 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 6. Need certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificates. All light bulbs need covers - in white fridge and over vent hood. Need hand soap in employee restroom.

A+ Kidz Care Learning Center 2, 1105 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need a certified food manager certificate. Need food handlers certificates. Need chlorine test strips.

Bearly Beginning No. 2, 3803 Miori Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need a certified food manager certificate. Need chlorine test strips. Need to connect mop sink.

A+ Kidz Care Learning Center, 3404 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Need a certified food manager certificate. Need chlorine test strips. Need a covered trash can in employee restroom.

CVS Pharmacy No. 7006, 325 S. S.H. 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 3.

New Beginnings, 105 Ward St., Cuero; Brookshire Brothers No. 76, 305 W. York St., Ganado; Baytown Seafood, 4010 Houston Highway, Victoria; Cimarron Junction, 7104-A N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 2.


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