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Human feces lead to store closing for three hours

Texas Country Store #10, 9508 Hwy. 12 in Mauriceville, was recently closed for just over three hours when the Orange County Health and Code Compliance Inspector found no hot water at the hand-washing sink and human feces coming through the floor drains which were not flowing properly at the time of the inspection. The store reopened the same day when all plumbing and hot water issues were repaired, according to the health report. No score was given at the time of the field investigation inspection.

Other scores:

  • PAKCO #1

3031 Hwy. 12, Vidor

Score: 73

Demerits included expired food items on the shelves dated from 2014, no hot water inside the restrooms, no towels at the hand-washing sink, oil being stored above drinks on storage shelves, no certified food manager on staff, and entire kitchen, prep areas, and storage in need of being cleaned of old foods, and grease.

  • Church’s Chicken

7409 Interstate 10 East, Orange

Score: 76

Demerits included an employee’s drink on the prep table, a walk-in freezer not closing properly, several gnats and ants found during the routine inspection. Other demerits included the air conditioner not working properly and no certified food manager on staff.

  • Kwick Stop Valero

1555 16th Street, Orange

Score: 85

Demerits included storing drinks on the floor inside the walk-in cooler, bait shrimp being stored above bags of ice, mold was found on the drink dispensers, slushi machine and inside the ice machine. The business was told all the equipment needs to be cleaned immediately, according to the health report.

  • Wok D’Lite

33 Strickland Drive, Orange

Score: 86

Demerits included the need to cover, date and label all foods inside the coolers and freezers, the need for thermometers inside the coolers and freezers and the vents above the fryers and woks in need of being cleaned of old grease.

  • IB Cheapers

11365 Hwy. 12, Mauriceville

Score: 86

Demerits included live worms being stored above prepackaged sandwiches, several expired from 2013, 2014 food items on the shelves and several dead roaches found during the routine inspection.

  • Decent Store

110 Texla Road, Vidor

Score: 86

Demerits included bugs found on boxes of pet foods, drinks stored on the floor inside the walk-in cooler, and the area around the fryers in need of being cleaned of old grease.

  • The Donut Palace

5603 16th Street, Orange

Score: 88

Demerits included sausage and eggs found at unsafe temperatures, reusing the same pan liner to bake kolaches, and the area around the fryers and grill in need of being cleaned.

  • Church’s Chicken

1805 Texas Ave., Bridge City

Score: 90

Demerits included the need to cover all foods inside the reach-in freezer, several dead bugs and roaches found, and all food contact surfaces in need of being cleaned. The health report noted the score does not reflect the conditions of the store and the inspector requires follow up visits.

  • Daily Donuts

2580 Texas Ave., Bridge City

Score: 91

Demerits are for sausage and boudin found at unsafe temperatures and reusing the same pan liner to bake kolaches.

  • Mi Casa Mexican Grill

110 Strickland Drive, Orange

Score: 92

Demerits are for the need to cover, date and label all foods inside the coolers and freezers.

  • Exxon Food Mart #2

6892 Farm to Market Road 1130, Orange

Score: 97

Demerits are for the need to clean the inside of the cappuccino machine.

 

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

  • Waffle House #523

4212 27th Street, Orange

  • A R & Sons Tamales

123 Katherine Street, West Orange

  • Showbiz Cinema Orange

3330 Bowling Lane, Orange

  • Wendy’s #60

2205 State Hwy. 62, McLewis

  • West Orange Elementary

2605 MLK Drive, Orange

  • Joann’s Family Kitchen

1111 Green Ave., Orange

  • Bridge City Intermediate

1029 West Roundbunch Road, Bridge City

  • Little Cypress Elementary

5725 Meeks Drive, Orange

  • Orangefield Junior High

7745 Sand Bar Road, Orangefield