(Orange, Texas)

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May 12, 2014

Roaches, expired foods leads to demerits at food service businesses

ORANGE — Area food services businesses faired well the past week with six of the 12 locations having zero violations at the time of the health code and compliance inspection.

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant, 1085 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, received an 81 out of a possible 100 for several violations. Dements for the restaurant were several vegetables with mold found in the walk-in cooler, several roaches, as well as areas cited for in need of being cleaned. The report notes pest management was called to retreat the business.

Several food items expired since 2012 were found at Star Stop #3, 1402 16th Street in Orange, lead to the store receiving an 85 out of a 100. Other demerits for the business were no hot water at the rest room sink, and mold found on the slushi machine.

Novrozsky’s Restaurant, 1035 North Main Street in Vidor, received several demerits resulting in a score of 87 during a recent inspection. Demerits were received for foods being stores on the floor in the walk-in freezer, several dead roaches and gnats found in the back storage area, several areas in need of being cleaned of old foods or repaired and not having 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.

Tico’s Cuban Cafe, 1145 Texas Ave. Suite E in Bridge City, received a score of 89 during a routine inspection. Demerits were for the need to label and date all foods in the coolers and freezers, raw chicken being stored on top of boxes of bread inside the freezer and vents above the grill and fryers in need of being cleaned of old grease.

Texas Country Store #10, 9508 State Hwy. 12 in Mauriceville, received a 90 out of a possible 100 during a recent routine inspection. Among the demerits included not having a Certified Food Service Manager on staff.

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

• C & M Shaved Ice

2822 Western Ave., Orange

• Cool Breeze

2227 Texas Ave., Bridge City

• Texas Avenue Tavern

1195 Texas Ave., Bridge City

• West Orange High School

1400 Newton Street, Orange

• West Orange Middle School

500 N. 13th Street, Orange

• Woogies Sandwiches

1165 North Main Street, Vidor

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