Food service inspections

Nov. 14, 2017 at 3:42 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 NOV. 10

Bayside Seafood Restaurant, 4202 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 43. Keep time documented on cut vegetables, sour cream and shrimp left out at room temperature. Store raw seafood above raw beef. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Wash hands in between different tasks and before glove use. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Store sanitizer buckets off the floor. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Need food handlers certificates. Employee restroom takes too long to get hot water. Only reached 79 degrees after five minutes of running water. Store shell stock tags at location. Need asterisk by each item that can be served undercooked or raw. Work on date-labeling. Need chlorine test strips in kitchen. Kitchen area needs a hand sink close to the back area where there is preparation being done. Clean the ice machine. Do not use cardboard to cover surfaces. Address problem with presence of flies and roaches. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Do not eat in kitchen area. Store employees' food away from customers' food in the coolers. Store wet towels in sanitizer buckets. Do not store food containers directly on the walk-in cooler floor. Clean dust off the ceiling fans. Employee restroom trash can needs a lid. Post hand-washing sign at hand sink in waitress area. Need first-aid kit.

Los Rios Mexican Grill and Seafood, 125 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 19. Do not store tortillas directly in thank you bags. Use food grade storage bags. Need employee health and personal hygiene policy. Need certified food manager. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Packaged pastries need proper labels. Need asterisk by items on menu. Work on date-labeling. Dumpster needs to be on concrete pad. Mop sink needs lid.

Domino's Pizza, 320 S.H. 35 South, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 14. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need certified food manager certificates. Need food handler certificates. Post permit visible to public. Address problem with presence of flies. Post current inspection.

7-Eleven No. 36521, 1501 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 14. Dispose of out-of-date milk and medicine. Provided links to the employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need a certified food manager. Need certified food handlers. Need hand sink in back area where ice is bagged. Keep hand sink unblocked. Clean ceiling tiles and walls that are dusty. Post last inspection.

Dairy Queen, 2702 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 14. Install mop sink. Need certified food handlers. If employees wear nail polish, they must wear gloves. Post permits. Ice machine needs to be cleaned. Cover all food in walk-in. Store tongs on easily cleanable surface. Store plastic ware in same direction. Clean tops of ice containers. Post the certified food manager certificate.

Pizza Hut, 425 N. S.H. 35, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Discard any potentially hazardous foods kept longer than four hours. Walk-in is the only means of cold-hold. Hand sink drains very slowly. Water not able to turn off. Women's toilet is broken. Handle not able to flush. Post the certified food manager certificate.

Japalenos Cafe, 2303 S.W. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 12. Cover items in walk-in cooler. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Do not use cardboard to cover surfaces. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Employees need to wear hair restraints. Store food boxes off the floor in walk-in cooler.

Subway at Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Document time food is kept out at room temperature. Dispose of expired milk. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need covered trash can in women's restroom.

First Baptist Church Day Care, 301 N. Glass St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Dishwasher detergent needs a sanitizer. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Need certified food manager certificate. Defrost meat under cold, running water.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, 8702 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Keep paper towels at hand sink. Clean ice dispenser at fountain. Employees in kitchen need hair restraints.

Fishville Trading Post, 769 County Road 477, Cape Carancahua. Demerits: 6. Food items in Coca Cola cooler are not holding at 41 degrees. Recommend moving items into walk-in. Store utensils with handles up when stored in upright container.

Pizza Hut No. 22649, 803 W. Main St., Edna. Demerits: 6. Dishwasher is not pumping sanitizer. Use the three-compartment sink until dishwasher is repaired. Ice machine needs cleaning. Replace dishwasher racks. Post the certified food manager certificate.

James Food Mart, 11943 Farm-to-Market Road 1593, Lolita. Demerits: 5. Need new dishwashing trays. Clean the top of the dishwasher and reservoir tray. Women's restroom need covered trash can. Keep paper towels in women's restroom. Need hand-washing sign at hand sink. Recommend moving paper towel dispenser into women's restroom.

BCFS Education Services, Head Start, 424 S. Seadrift St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 5. Use licensed pest control only. Do not use cardboard on shelves. Must be easily cleanable surfaces.

Our Lady of the Gulf Day Care, 412 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 5. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit.

Love's Travel Stop Subway No. 297, 1509 E. Rose St., Edna; Subway, 400 Tiney Browning Blvd., Port Lavaca; Cinemark 12, 7806 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.

Lone Star Inn Best Western, 310 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 2.

Edna Elementary, 400 Apollo Drive, Edna; Edna High School Cafe, 1303 W. Gayle St., Edna; H-E-B No. 351, 301 N. Wells St., Edna; St. Paul Lutheran Preschool, 108 E. Gayle St., Edna; The Shack, Farm-to-Market Road 616 and 238, LaSalle; Calhoun High School, 201 Sandcrab Boulevard, Port Lavaca; Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School, 301 S. San Antonio St., Port Lavaca; Travis Middle School, 705 Nueces St., Port Lavaca; Twin Dolphin Cinemas, 152 N. S.H. 35, Port Lavaca; Cobra Den, Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Industrial Elementary East, 511 Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Industrial High School, 511 Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Industrial Junior High School, No. 3 Fifth St., Vanderbilt; Jay's Cook Shack, 614 Bedivere Drive, Victoria; Senior Citizens Center, 603 E. Murray St., Victoria; Spring Creek Place Event Center, 12116 Nursery Drive, Victoria; The Grub Spot, mobile unit, Victoria. Demerits: 0.

RE-INSPECTIONS

Los Rios Mexican Grill and Seafood, 125 W. Main St., Port Lavaca, inspected Nov. 2 with 19 demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 3 with some violations corrected. Continue working on correcting other violations.


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