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 APRIL 3
Joe’s Pizza and Pasta, 601 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Demerits: 11. Do not store uncovered salads directly over each other. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need food handlers certificate. Do not use cardboard on surfaces. All items in walk-in freezer must be 6 inches off of floor.
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, 2912 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 9. Cannot have over-the-counter bug spray. Need to drape up hose at mop sink. Need current food handler certificates for all employees. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Employees need to wear ball cap or hair net.
Wal-Mart Supercenter No. 0330, 9002 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 9. Outdated dairy products. Need employee health and personal hygiene policy. Need food handler certificates on file. Need to post certified food manager certificate visible to public.
Texana Food Mart, 1021 S. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 8. Need employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need thermometer in walk-in cooler. Need test strips. Employees need to wear hairnets. Employees drinks need lids and straws. All personal items need to be stored away from prep food area. Need to keep all food items 6 inches off floor in cooler. Need to post last inspection.
McDonald’s, 817 N. Wells St., Edna. Demerits: 8. Employees must wash hands when entering food prep area. Employees handling food must wear gloves. Need to post current permit.
Super 8 Motel, 8001 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Demerits: 8. Black Haier cooler milk at 46 degrees; will not use this cooler. Need to discard any food kept in cooler longer than four hours. Need bodily fluid cleanup kit.
Conner’s Corner Grocery, 102 E. Houston Highway, Edna. Demerits: 5. Need food handlers certificates for all employees handling food. Need test strips. Need hand-wash sign in kitchen hand sink.
Wal-Mart Supercenter No. 4194, 4101 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Outdated cheese. Need current permit.
Century Lanes, 3401 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Need certified food manager. Employees need to wear hair nets or ball caps when preparing food. Single-serve items must be 6 inches off the floor.
Cimarron Express, 1402 John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Outdated milk. Need to store items 6 inches off the floor in the walk-in cooler and freezer.
Childhood Unplugged, 2710 E. Airline Road, Victoria; Victoria Christian School, 3310 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria; Victoria Fairfield Inn, 7502 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Bloomington High School, Farm-to-Market Road 616, Bloomington; Victoria East High School Kitchen, 4103 East Mockingbird Lane, Victoria; Victoria West High School Kitchen, 307 West Tropical Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 2.
Bloomington Elementary, 156 Leonard St., Bloomington; Church’s Fried Chicken, 110 E. Houston Highway, Edna; Whataburger No. 428, 112 E. Houston Highway, Edna; Industrial Elementary West, 599 Farm-to-Market Road 444 S., Inez; Placedo Elementary School, 167 Williams St., Placedo; Aloe Elementary, 62 Chaparral Drive, Victoria; Nazareth Academy, 206 W. Convent St., Victoria; Northside Baptist School, 4100 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Starbucks in Target T-0888, 7608 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Demerits: 0.