Food service inspections
Jan. 2, 2018 at 3:45 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.
FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING DEC. 29
Tejas Cafe, 1602 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 23. Breakfast sausage was only being kept at 108 degrees. Cover food in cooler. Need an employee personal hygiene handbook. Do not store Raid insect spray in establishment. Install a mop sink. Need a certified food manager. Need sanitizer test strips. Employees must wear hair restraints. Store towels inside sanitizer bucket. Clean wall behind hand sink. Need a hand-washing sign posted.
Cajun Cowboys Seafood and Sports, 5209 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 16. Store all product 6 inches off floor in walk-in. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Food handler certificates needed for all other employees. Clean the ice machine. Employees must wear hair restraints. Keep towels in sanitizer bucket. Utensils should be stored with handle up. Do not line shelves with foil. Post the last inspection.
Monster Burger, 901 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 13. Repair hand sink; it is not draining. Need a certified food manager. All other employees must be certified food handlers. Must be able to use hand sink. Hot water must reach 120 degrees. Need more lighting in storage area. Replace ceiling tiles in kitchen. Clean wall behind hand sink.
Yummy Finds, 402 Salem Road, Victoria. Demerits: 9. Dispose of expired buttermilk. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Clean the ice machine. Do not store food products on rags in bottom of tabletop. Need more lighting in kitchen.
Taqueria Vallarta, 302 S. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 7. Need employee personal hygiene handbook. Clean the ice machine. Store rags in sanitizer bucket. Defrost meat under cold, running water or in cooler.
Texas Seafood Restaurant, 2202 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need test strips. Plates on shelf need to be cleaned. Paper products need to be 6 inches off floor. Clean the grill. Need hand-washing sign at hand sink.
Subway No. 5637, 3805-A N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need bodily fluid clean-up kit. Need hand-washing sign at hand sink.
Eagleford Restaurant LLC, 604 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 4. Repair leaking mop sink. Employees must wear hair restraints.
Club Westerner, 1005 W. Constitution St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Sonic No. 1756, 1110 N. Esplanade St., Cuero, inspected Nov. 9 with 6 demerits. Re-inspected Dec. 28 with violation corrected.