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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 JUNE 20

Beep Beep Bus, 459 N. Ocean Drive, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 40. Make sure to reheat meat patties to at least 165 degrees. Wash hands after smoking and before putting on gloves. Keep bag of ice closed in the freezer. Date-label prepared food. Water is coming out of faucet soapy. Do not let the fan block the hand sink. Keep personal medications put away with personal items. Do not use or store pesticides in mobile unit. Post the cleaning policy: Wash, rinse and sanitize. We recommend attending a food management class. Water hose leaking outside. Need to screen the doors better. Six facility or equipment violations.

The New Rodeo, 407 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 35. Improper cold-hold temperature. Wash hands at hand sink only. Discard any potentially hazardous foods that have been in coolers not holding at 41 degrees for more than four hours. Store raw chicken below raw beef. The walk-in is not holding at 41 degrees. Do not keep items inside hand sink. Address problem of presence of roaches. Store sanitizer rags inside sanitizer buckets. Tabletop needs thermometer. Store ice scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Keep the dumpster closed. Do not store boxes by the back door. Five facility or equipment violations.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, 2912 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 19. Do not turn off cold water to hand sink in back. Do not block hand sink with stack of boxes. Address problem of presence of flies. Store sanitizer rags in buckets. Label the buckets. Store ice scoop on a clean, sanitized surface. Post the 2014 permit. Keep the dumpster closed. Recommend getting air curtain to help with flies. Clean behind the fryer and underneath. Need a storage area for boxes. Five facility or equipment violations.

La Quinta Inn No. 577, 7603 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 14. Improper cold-hold temperature. Main storage cooler not holding at 41 degrees. Keep soap at hand washing sink. Need thermometer in coolers. Two facility or equipment violations.

McDonald's, 801 S. state Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 11. Improper cold-hold temperature. Make sure all three hand-washing sinks are accessible. Do not block them with cart or store towels in the sink. Do not pour ice down hand-washing sink. Prep cooler needs working thermometer. Storage cabinets in front counter by beverage dispensers need thorough cleaning. Two facility or equipment violations.

The Pantry, 702 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 11. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Set up three-compartment sink to wash, rinse and sanitize. One facility or equipment violation.

Art's Fish House, 711 S. state Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 7. Dispose of outdated sauce. Store rags in sanitizer buckets. Label spray bottles. One facility or equipment violation.

7-Eleven, 5906 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Improper cold-hold temperature.

The Green Iguana Grill, 137 E. Main St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Las Palmas Mexican Cafe, 6007 N. Main St., Suites D and E, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Times Market No. 101, 630 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Ice bags need phone number on them. Keep Twinkies in labeled box. Do not sell fruit drinks without proper labels.

Asian Food Store, 137 state Highway 35 North, Port Lavaca; Bob's Bar and Barbecue, West Adams Street, Port O'Connor; Huvar's Artisan Market and Catering, 110 W. Juan Linn St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.

C and D Sales, 1508 E. Maxwell Ditch Road, Port Lavaca; Calhoun County Adult Detention Center, 302 W. Live Oak St., Port Lavaca; Dairy Queen, 1205 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca; Sonic Drive-In, 411 S. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca; Subway, 400 Tiney Browning Blvd., Port Lavaca; Art's Barbecue, Corner of Byers Road and state Highway 185, Port O'Connor; Subway No. 44482, 1620 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor; Airline Express, 2000 E. Airline Road, Victoria; Mumphord's Place Barbecue Inc., 1202 E. Juan Linn St., Victoria; New Wine Fellowship Ministries, 208 S. Ben Wilson St., Victoria; Rainbow Sno No. 1, 4303 N. Navarro St., Victoria; The Courtyard Rehabilitation Center, 3401 E. Airline Road, Victoria; Victory Inn, 3112 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 0.

REINSPECTIONS

Gazebo Restaurant, 2100 N. state Highway 35 Bypass, Port Lavaca, inspected June 4 with 33 demerits. Reinspected June 12 with violations corrected. OK to reopen.

La Antigua, 737 N. state Highway 35, Port Lavaca, inspected June 4 with 37 demerits. Reinspected June 12 with need to work on cooling food. Need to work on other violations. Will be back for reinspection. Reinspected June 17 with need to work on properly cooling food.

La Quinta Inn No. 577, 7603 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected June 13 with 14 demerits. Reinspected June 16 with improper cold-hold temperature.

Carino's Italian, 4904 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected June 11 with 5 demerits. Reinspected June 13 with violations corrected.

Las Palmas Mexican Cafe, 6007 N. Main St., Suites D and E, Victoria, inspected June 12 with 5 demerits. Reinspected June 17 with cold-hold violation not corrected.

7-Eleven, 5906 N. Navarro St., Victoria, inspected June 16 with 6 demerits. Reinspected June 18 with violation corrected.

Tasty Donuts, 1305 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria, inspected June 4 with 17 demerits. Reinspected June 18 with need to keep food covered in cooler. Do not let kids play in food areas. Store medicines with personal items. Do not store food directly in grocery sacks.

Texas Drive Inn, 3701 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria, inspected June 9 with 8 demerits. Reinspected June 12 with violations corrected.

The New Rodeo, 407 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria, inspected June 13 with 35 demerits. Reinspected June 17 with improper cold-hold temperature. Waiting on gasket that was ordered. Will return to check tabletop.

Aunt Di's Kountry Kitchen, 606 E. Main St., Yorktown, inspected June 10 with 9 demerits. Reinspected June 16 with all violations corrected.



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