Food service inspections
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The Victoria City-County 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 Food Temperature/Time Requirements category is 5 demerits; in the Personnel/Handling/Source Requirements category, 4 demerits; and in the Facility and Equipment Requirements, 3 demerits. 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 in the categories of Food Temperature/Time Requirements and Personnel/Handling/Source Requirements are detailed.
FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING FEB. 17
El Norteno Mexican Food, 4105 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 18. Cover all food in walk-in cooler. Store raw meat below other food in walk-in cooler. Date label food with seven day use-by date. Two facility or equipment violations.
Japalenos Cafe, 2303 S.W. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 11. Improper cold hold temperatures. Cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods.
Times Market No. 102, 107 Seadrift St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 8. Out-of-date medication. Date label sandwiches in cooler.
La Carreta Taqueria, 3501 Port Lavaca Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 8. Store personal belongings away from food. Keep time documented on food kept out at room temperature.
Sonic Drive In No. 5262, 3008 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 8. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Need to wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods.
Dollar General Store No. 7474, 701 S. Moody St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Improper cold hold temperature. Dented cans. One facility or equipment violation.
Super Stop, 2006 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Need paper towels in restroom. Need to clean the ice machine. Two facility or equipment violations.
Gold Mine Restaurant, 21 Raisin Road, Victoria. Demerits: 4. Improper cold hold temperature.
Dairy Queen, 2702 Port Lavaca Highway, Victoria; Fastop Food Store No. 3, 2103 Lone Tree Road, Victoria; Raven's Family Dining, 1002 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.
El Patio, 548 W. Main St., Port Lavaca; Burger King No. 16248, 2103 Houston Highway, Victoria; Church's Fried Chicken No. 1331, 206 W. Rio Grande St., Victoria; Dairy Queen, 207 N. Moody St., Victoria; Devereux Foundation, 120 David Wade Drive, Victoria; Moo Moo Family Restaurant, 709 S. Moody St., Victoria; Niki's Roma Pizza, 7800 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Papa John's Pizza No. 3750, 3112-E N. Navarro St., Victoria; Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken No. 4224, 8702 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 0.
Taqueria El Rodeo 2 by 2, 1928 Main St., Port Lavaca, inspected Jan. 25, with 36 demerits. Re-inspected Feb. 9, improper cold hold temperature. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Discard eggs in walk-in. Keep ladle out of hand sink. Soap and towels need to be at back hand sink. Need hand towels in kitchen. Violations not corrected. Said everything would be corrected by Feb. 14.
Carino's Italian, 4904 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Jan. 25 with 23 demerits. Re-inspected Feb. 10, all violations corrected.
Pizza Hut No. 022652, 3404 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected Jan. 6 with 12 demerits. Re-inspected Feb. 13, need current permit.