Food service inspections

Feb. 13, 2018 at 5:45 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.


The New Rodeo, 407 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 37. Improper cold-hold temperature. Document times food is kept out at room temperature. Discard any food held longer than four hours. Store raw meat below cooked foods. Need employee personal hygiene handbook. Replace mop sink; there is a hole in it. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Store wet towels inside sanitizer bucket. Label front of flour containers. Light bulb vent hood needs cover. Grease container and dumpster need to be on a concrete pad. Replace wood in restroom under hand sink. Need a bodily fluid cleanup kit.

Double Dave's PizzaWorks, 7104-B N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 26. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Properly label spray bottles. Label chemical bucket. Need bodily fluid cleanup kit. Food handler certificates/cards must be available. Need a clean-plate sign next to bowls at salad bar. Date-label potato salad with seven-day use-by date. Need 2018 permit. Keep hand sink open. Wire shelving needs to be cleaned. Employees must wear hair nets with visors. Label bulk ingredients. Clean walls in dish room. Need hand washing sign at hand sink. Post the certified food manager certificate. Cover lights. Replace missing floor tiles. Keep thermometer in walk-in around the door area.

KAHVE, 7800 N. Navarro St., Suite 161, Victoria. Demerits: 26. Improper cold-hold temperatures. Chicken is only 96 degrees. Need documentation of times out and procedure. Discard food above 41 degrees over four hours or below 135 degrees over four hours. Lunchmeat dated Jan. 15 needs to be discarded. Good for seven days after opening. Need sanitizer or bleach to clean. Need personal hygiene handbook. One employee needs food handler certificate. Must have hot water in employee restroom. Need allergen notice. Date-label chili and chicken salad seven days. Need cooking thermometer to monitor reheating temperatures. Need sanitizer strips. Drinks need lids and straws. No bottled water. Employees must wear hair nets with visors. Wiping cloths need to be kept in sanitizer bucket when not using. Keep boxes and paper products six inches off floor.

Elmcroft of Victoria, 411 E. Larkspur St., Victoria. Demerits: 18. Do not use can liners to store food unless they are food-grade. Mechanical dishwasher thermometer not working. Repair leak at dishwasher. Need food handler certificates. Need heat strips for dishwasher. Need soap and paper towels at hand sink at serving line. Store plastic utensils in same direction with handles up. Label containers of bulk items. Post certified food manager certificates visible to public.

La Carreta No. 2, 1802 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 16. May not use thank you bags to cover food. Wash hands before glove use. Repair leak under mop sink. Need a certified food manager. Need sanitizer test strips. Mop sink for mop use only - not for dishes. Need covered trash can in women's restroom. Post the certified food manager certificate.

The Donut Palace, 3602 Houston Highway, Suite J, Victoria. Demerits: 12. Icing containers need to be replaced. Do not cut holes in lids to store utensils. Need employee health procedures. Need bodily fluid cleanup kit. Do not use cardboard on floor and shelves. Ice machine needs cleaning. Utensils used for icing should be cleaned daily. Kitchen area floors need good cleaning.

Beijing Garden, 113 S. Main St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need certified food manager certificate. Need bodily fluid cleanup kit. Need food handlers certificates. Store wet towels in sanitizer bucket. Need covered trash can in women's restroom. Post hand washing sign in front of hand sinks.

House of Bread, 6304 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Dispose of expired milk. Employees must wash hands before glove use. Food labels need to list all ingredients and address. Label containers of bulk items, not the lids.

Marble Slab Creamery, 6362 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 8. Label spray bottles. Sanitizer bucket solution too strong. Need test strips for sanitizer. Do not use cardboard in cooler. Need hand washing sign at sink.

Subway No. 15068, 5101 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need employee health policy. Gave the links again. Need bodily fluid cleanup kit. Door shelf under counter fridge needs a good cleaning.

Cherry Berry Frozen Yogurt, 7905 N. Navarro St., Suite 500, Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need employee health and personal hygiene policy. Need bodily fluid cleanup kit. Need hand washing sign at hand sink.

Courtyard by Marriott, 8002 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need employee health procedures. Do not line shelving with paper towels. Surface must be easily cleanable. Last inspection must be posted. Baked goods must either have ingredient labels on them or employee must serve the baked good to the customer.

Highway 111 Shell, 201 S. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 5. Two-compartment sink and hand sink are draining very slowly. Must have hot water available at mop sink. Need to have repairs completed within five days. Will follow up.

Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, 101 James Coleman Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Need food handler certificate. Water at and sink and employee restroom is not reaching 100 degrees. Post the certified food manager certificate visible to public.

Copperfield Village, 501 E. Larkspur St., Victoria; Demerits: 3.

Cookies By Design, 8607 N. Navarro St., Suite C, Victoria. Demerits: 2.

Advantage Sales & Marketing at Sam's Club No. 6471, 9202 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Citizens Health Plex, 9406 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Heart Rock Cafe/CMC Dietary, 2701 Hospital Drive, Victoria; Tipton's Conoco, 5903 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 0.


Victoria East High School Kitchen, 4103 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, inspected Nov. 11 with 5 demerits. Re-inspected Feb. 6 with most violations corrected.



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