Food service inspections

Nov. 28, 2017 at 4:27 p.m.
Updated Nov. 29, 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.


The Donut Palace, 537 W. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 17. Improper cold-hold temperature. Throw away eggs not stored at proper temperature. Need to have time documented on tacos. Do not store personal groceries in the three-door freezer. Do not place unmarked meats in freezer bags. Take personal groceries home. Need a certified food manager. Need test strips. Do not use cardboard on floor to catch grease by fryer. Do not have personal items at the three-compartment sink. Donut boxes must be stored 6 inches off the floor.

Montana Mike's Steak House, 6409 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 13. Improper cold-hold temperature. Improper hot-hold temperature. Store fish above beef. Need employee health and personal hygiene policy. Need bodily fluid kit. Need current food permit. Store food boxes six inches off the floor. Need lighting in storage closet and vent hood. Post most recent inspection.

Taqueria El Rodeo No. 2, 3402 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 12. Store raw meat below produce, cheese and bacon. Do not use or store Raid insect spray in food establishment. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Clean the ice machine. Clean the walls and doors. Need a first-aid kit. Post latest inspection. Post the certified food manager certificate.

Shooters Bar, 4705 N. Navarro St., Suite 100, Victoria. Demerits: 10. Need employee health and personal hygiene policy. Need a certified food manager. Seal exposed wood at bar. Post last inspection. Certified food manager certificate should be posted visible to public.

Para Vida Wellness, 1405 E. Airline Road, Suite A, Victoria. Demerits: 6. Do not use thank-you bags to store food. Need thermometer in Frigidaire. Need test strips for sanitizer. All boxes of paper products and food should be 6 inches off the floor.

Victoria East High School Kitchen, 4103 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Dishwasher must reach 180 degrees. Front hand sinks must have both hot and cold water.

C.O. Chandler Elementary Cafeteria, 5105 Guy Grant Road, Victoria. Demerits: 3.

Bloomington Elementary, 156 Leonard St., Bloomington; Bloomington High School, Farm-to-Market Road 616, Bloomington; Cuero High School, 920 E. Broadway St., Cuero; Cuero Junior High School, 608 Junior High Drive, Cuero; Hunt Elementary, 550 Industrial Boulevard, Cuero; St. Michael's Catholic School, 208 N. McLeod St., Cuero; Industrial Elementary West, 599 Farm-to-Market Road 444 South, Inez; Placedo Elementary School, 167 Williams St., Placedo; De Leon Elementary School, 1002 Santa Barbara St., Victoria; Howell Middle School, 2502 Fannin St., Victoria; Liberty Academy, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria; Our Lady of Victory School, 1309 E. Mesquite Lane, Victoria; Rowland Elementary School, 2706 Leary Lane, Victoria; Schorlemmer Elementary, 2564 Mallette Drive, Victoria; Shields Elementary School Cafeteria, 3400 Bluebonnet St., Victoria; Smith Elementary School, 2901 Erwin St., Victoria; St. Joseph High School, 110 E. Red River St., Victoria; Vickers Elementary School Cafeteria, 102 Northgate Road, Victoria; Victoria West High School Kitchen, 307 West Tropical Drive, Victoria; Yoakum High School, Wimberly St., Yoakum; Yoakum Intermediate School, 208 Aubrey St., Yoakum; Yoakum Primary Annex, 412 Simpson St., Yoakum; Yoakum Primary School, W. Grande St., Yoakum; The Learning Garden, 234 N. Gohmert St., Yorktown; Yorktown Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation, 670 W. Fourth St., Yorktown; Yorktown Subway, 342 E. Main St., Yorktown. Demerits: 0.


Limon's BBQ at The Corral, 3502 Houston Highway, Victoria, inspected Nov. 13 with 25 demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 16 with ice building up on unit again. Will return Monday to recheck coolers.

Sandra's Mexican Restaurant, 444 W. Main St., Yorktown, inspected Sept. 14 with 10 demerits. Re-inspected Nov. 21 with violation corrected.



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