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June 9, 2014

Health Scores (June 7, 2014)

ORANGE — Kam Wah Buffet, 150 Strickland Drive in Orange, received an 81 out of a possible 100 during a recent health code and compliance inspection. The restaurant received demerits for a bucket of clams found at room temperature, defrosting shrimp inside the prep sink in water as well as the need to clean vents above the fryers and clean the floors throughout the kitchen and prep areas.

An employee from the convenience store side of Church’s Chicken, 1805 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, was found  making food for personal consumption inside the restaurant during a recent inspection leading to the restaurant to receive an 86 out of a possible 100. Other demerits found were an employee drink found on the shelf without a lid or straw, the need for daily cleaning throughout and two used basketballs found on the equipment.

Kroger’s Deli, 1600 16th Street in Orange, received a 90 for no hot water at the hand-washing station in the Bakery and several flies found throughout. Kroger’s #950, also located at 1600 16th Street in Orange, received a 97 for the need to clean the floors in the produce storage room, and the floors in the walk-in milk cooler and under the milk shelves.

Texas Country Store #3, 1805 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, received a 93 for the need to have the store name and address on all bags of ice sold and the ice scoop found laying onto of a box in the storage area.

Subway #3353, 2809 MacArthur Drive in Orange, was given 30 days to obtain a certified food manager on staff. The business received a 94 out of a possible 100 during the recent routine inspection. Other demerits are for the inside of the hand-washing sink and the three compartment sink were in need of being cleaned.

Food service businesses were given one year to be in compliance with the requirement for a Certified Food Manager certificate. The certification is good for five years and certifies the individual. The regulation was passed in December 2012.

Orange County Environmental and Health Code Compliance in conjunction with the Orange County Texas AgriLife Extension provided seven on-site classes for the certificate last year. The course is also available on-line. Businesses found to not be in compliance with the new regulations are given thirty days to become compliant.

Laredos Mexican Restaurant, 12181 State Hwy. 62 in Mauriceville, received a 94 and given 30 days to obtain a certified food manager on staff.

Best Western Plus Orange, 165 East Courtland Street in Vidor, also was notified of 30 days to obtain a certified food manager on staff. The hotel received a 94 during the routine  inspection. Other demerits are for several gnats found.

Dollar General #4330, 3024 North 16th Street in Orange, received a 94 during a recent inspection for the need of thermometers inside the coolers and freezers and well as the shelves inside the milk cooler were in need of being cleaned.

Snappy’s Exxpress Mart, 3145 State Hwy. 87 in Bridge City, received a 97 out of a possible 100. Demerits were for the ceiling in the walk-in cooler was in need of being cleaned.

The area under the grill in need of being cleaned lead to Gator’s Nest,. 3145 Texas Ave. in Bridge City to receive a 97 out of a possible 100 during the recent inspection.

Holiday Inn Express, 260 East Freeway in Vidor, received a 97 for no certified food manager on staff. The hotel was given 30 days to obtain certification.

McDonald’s #4110, 1710 North 16th Street in Orange, received a 97 during a recent inspection with demerits reflecting the need to clean under and behind equipment. The health inspector noted on the report that Restaurant is “making much improvement on food safety procedures.”

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