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May 5, 2014

Gnats, roaches and dead mosquito hawks affect businesses health scores

ORANGE — Senor Toro Mexican Restaurant, 2308 Lutcher Drive in Orange, received a 78 during a recent inspection. The restaurant received demerits for cooling cheese dip on top of a cart, scoops without handles inside buckets of rice and beans, and several gnats as well as live and dead roaches found through out.

Waffle House #824, 2310 State Hwy. 62 in Orange, received an 82 during a recent routine inspection. The restaurant received demerits for an employee drink found on a counter in the back, ham and sliced onions at unsafe temperatures, a front cooler not keeping proper temperatures and several gnats found through out. A report for the inspection states maintenance has been contacted concerning the cooler and pest management was performed during the inspection.

Pakco #1, 3031 State Hwy. 12 in Vidor, received demerits for the need to date foods inside the cooler and freezer as well as the need to have the store name and address on all bags of ice sold. The establishment is also lacked a certified food manager on staff and was given 30 days to get certification. The store received an 83 out of a possible 100. The report notes the health code inspector will revisit the business in two weeks.

Lilliano’s Italian Restaurant, 947 North Main Street in Vidor, received a 90 out of a possible 100 for the need to label and date all foods in the cooler and freezer. Other demerits include dead mosquito hawks found in a container of flour.

Popeye’s Chicken, 1604 West Link Street in Orange, received a 90 during a recent routine inspection. Demerits are for an employee drink found inside the reach-in cooler, and clean dishes found with old foods still on the dishes. The report notes the manager pulled the dishes to be rewashed.

Sonic Drive-in, 2805 MacArthur Drive, Orange is under new management and ownership. The health report notes the business is currently correcting violations from previous inspections. During the recent inspection, the establishment received a 91 out of a possible 100. The demerits found during the inspection were several dead roaches found in the storage area, damaged ceiling tiles, and the floors under the equipment in need of being cleaned.

Bar-B-Que Depot #1, 110 Old Highway 90 East in Vidor, received a 94 out of a possible 100. Demerits were for a service sink dripping water and black mold found on the walls at the three compartment sink.

Several heavily dent cans were found on the shelves at Big Lots #1053, 2260 MacArthur Drive in Orange. The health score was a 97.

No hot water in the restrooms gave Crawdad’s, 11845 State Hwy. 62 in Mauriceville, a health score of 96.

Raceway #6945, 500 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, also received a 96. Demerits were for the store name and address needed on all bags of ice sold.

Vegetables with mold at C. Diddy’s Crawfish Shack, 425 North Main Street in Vidor, lead to a score of 96. The report notes the vegetables were immediately disposed of by the manager.

St. Mary’s School, 2600 Bob Hall Road in Orange, was given 30 days to have a Certified Food Manager on staff. The score was a 97 for the single violation.

Dairy Queen, 321 Strickland Drive in Orange, received a 97 out of a possible 100 for the storage racks for clean dishes being in need of repair or replacement.

MOZ Grill/ Crawdad’s, 11845 State Hwy. 62 in Mauriceville, received a 97 for spiders and spider webs found above the hand-washing sink.

Sanitize wipes stored above To-Go containers left Whataburger #819, 1905 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, with a health score of 97.

Stop N Drive #21, 1510 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, had chemicals stored above pet foods, for a score of 97.

Sticky floors in need of being cleaned resulted in a score of 97 for Cardinal Snow Cone Stand, 215 Hebert Street in Bridge City.

CVS Pharmacy #851, 485 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, received a 97 for shelves and floors under milk and eggs in need of being cleaned.

Family Dollar #9137, 1301 North 16th Street in Orange, received a 97 for in need of a thermometer in the coolers and freezers.

West Orange Elementary School, 2605 MLK Drive in Orange, received a reinspection after the Food Service Director for the district requested a second health code and compliance inspection. The school received a 100 for having zero violations during the inspection.

West Orange Cove CISD uses a private company for food services. The school district is using a new company this year and was in the process of acquiring the required Certified Food Manager certificate during the previous inspection. The score on the report reflects the school now has a Certified Food Manager on staff.

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.

Orange County Environmental and Health Code Compliance in conjunction with the Orange County Texas AgriLife Extension to provide 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.

The following locations had zero violations and received a perfect score of 100:

• Baptist Hospital Orange

608 Strickland Drive, Orange

• Bridge City High School

2690 Texas Ave., Bridge City

• Crawfish Capital Sales

8207 State Hwy. 62 North, Mauriceville

• Little Cypress High School

7565 State Hwy. 87 North, Orange

• Community Church School

3400 MLK Drive, Orange


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