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 JULY 17
El Charrito Express No. 2, 623 Broadway St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 15. Need to cover food in chest freezer and refrigerator in dry storage area. 200+ bleach bucket. Need to label spray bottle. Cannot wash hands at three-compartment sink. Need thermometers in refrigerators in dry storage area. Employees need to wear ball caps or hairnets. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Need to defrost meat under cold running water.
Diamond Mini Mart, 3602-A Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 10. Need to label ice bags. Need an employee health and personal hygiene book. Need one certified food manager. Need a bodily fluids cleanup kit. Need to clean ice machine.
America’s Best Value Inn, 3531 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 5. Need food handlers for all kitchen employees. Need test stripes. Need to post last inspection.
Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County, 1510 E. Courthouse St., Cuero. Demerits: 5. Need an employee health and personal hygiene handbook. Need test strips.
Habanero’s Restaurant, 2128 W. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 5. Do not store meat in thank-you bags. Need to defrost meat under cold running water. Need to seal floors.
Courtyard by Marriott Victoria, 8002 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
Subway at The Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 2.
Amour, Inc., 114 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 1.
Rusty Rooster, 604 Highway 77-A, Yoakum; Sonic Drive In No. 3751, 706 Highway 77-A, Yoakum. Demerits: 1.
R n J’s BBQ, 6406 SH 185 N, Port Lavaca; Mama’s Kitchen, 31 N. Byers St., Port O’Connor; Popcorn Plus, 7800 N. Navarro St. No. 311, Victoria; Rankin Snowcones, 2612 Hackberry St., Victoria; Taqueria La Pasadita, 906 S. Laurent St., Victoria; Trevino’s Concessions, Mobile Unit, Victoria; Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, 4652 Highway 77-A, Yoakum; Pizza Hut-Yoakum No. 22646, 1201 W. Grand St. Yoakum; The Learning Tree Inc., 124 E. Gonzales St., Yoakum; Demerits: 0.