Health Scores not reflecting conditions
Published 10:03 am Monday, July 18, 2016
By Dawn Burleigh
Flies were found on raw fish and bugs found inside containers of flour and cornmeal during a recent routine health code inspection at Hushpuppy’s Seafood located at 1202 North Main Street in Vidor. The restaurant received a health score of 86 out of a possible 100. The health report noted the score does not reflect the condition of the establishment. Other demerits included flies found throughout, thawing raw fish inside sink, equipment, floors, walls and ceilings in need of being cleaned of old grease and equipment and materials being stored outside in the elements.
Pakco #1, located at 3031 Hwy. 12 in Vidor, received a health score of 83 during a recent routine inspection. Demerits included several expired foods from 2015 and 2016 found on the shelves, soap and paper towels needed at hand washing sink, and in need of more general cleaning needed.
Homemade Donuts, located at 6377 FM 1442 in Orangefield, received a health score of 84 during a routine inspection. Demerits included sausage, ham and boudin at unsafe temperatures, no record of time found on holding sausage, ham and boudin at room temperatures, hot water off by 10 degrees, and vent-a-hood, floors, and the employee restroom in need of being cleaned of old food and dirt. The report noted the toilet seat was found broken and more general cleaning is required at the location.
- Kwik Stop Valero
2210 South Main Street, Vidor
Demerits included several expired food items on the shelves and hot water not at proper temperatures requiring the deli section to be closed until repairs can be made. Roach feces found in back storage area and on shelves at sales floor and the need for more cleaning at the location.
- Market Basket Deli #46
800 North Main Street, Vidor
Demerits include food being stored on floor, utensils being stored handle down, and more general cleaning required at the location.
- Sonic Drive In
340 North Main Street, Vidor
Demerits include the need to cover all foods inside reach-in coolers and freezers and lots of standing water found on floors throughout.
- Mauriceville Fuel Stop
11845 Hwy. 62, Mauriceville
Demerits included heavy mold found inside the ice machine, and no hot water found inside the restrooms.
- Panthers Den-M. Fuel Stop
11845 Hwy. 62 North, Mauriceville
Demerits included sinks in need of repair for improper draining, and no certified food manager on staff.
- Charlottes Shaved Ice
110 South Main Street, Vidor
Demerits were hair restraints needed.
- Ice Castle Concessions
1350 North Main Street, Vidor
Demerits were for faucet in need of being repaired.
- Showbiz Cinema Orange
3330 Bowling Lane, Orange
Demerits are for faucet in need of being repaired and the toilet in the men’s rest room in need of repairs.
- Oza’s Diner
1907-B MacArthur Drive, Orange
Demerits were for the outside back storage area and floors inside the mobile truck in need of being cleaned more often.
- The Snack Shack
2822 Western Ave., Orange
Demerits were for several gnats found throughout.
- Burger King #110
605 North Main Street, Vidor
Demerits included water from a motor inside a walk-in freezer dripping onto boxes of fries, mold was found on all drink stations, several flies found, and the need to clean several areas. The report notes restaurant was found in very poor cleaning conditions and more daily visits and cleaning were required.
- Chicken Express
2250 Texas Ave., Bridge City
Demerits included several flies throughout and areas in need of repairs.
- Cardinal Snow Cone Stand
215 Hebert Street, Bridge City
Demerits were for a faucet dripping water and in need of repair and the floors in need of being cleaned more often.
The following locations had zero violations and received a perfect score of 100:
- Vidor High School Summer feeding Program
300 Orange Street, Vidor
- Vidor Junior High School Summer Feeding Program
945 North Tram Road, Vidor
- West Orange High School Summer Feeding Program
1400 Newton Street, Orange
- Panthers Den Preschool
5970 White Oak Road, Mauriceville
- Bright Beginnings Learning
1023 Church Street, Vidor
- LaQuinta Inn and Suites
2220 Hwy. 62 South, Orange
The following locations passed pre-opening inspections:
- Driver and Hans Lunch Station
807 Simmons Drive, Orange