Hardin County Health Inspections for July

By ReJena Bolton, Hardin County Health Inspector


Hardin County Health Inspector Rejena Bolton made rounds around Hardin County for the July inspections. Here are the results.




Boutte’s Boudin, 568 N. LHS Dr., Lumberton

Very nice and clean, only had some labeling issues.

Score 98


Family Dollar Store, 840 S. Pine Street, Kountze

Floors very dirty, store cluttered, ceiling tile missing, cooler temps good and cold foods in date.

Score 96


The Grub House, 14020 Hwy 96 N, Village Mills

Thawing meat in a sink, some items on the ground, need Food Manager Certification

Score 92


Subway Restaurant, 645 S. Pine Street, Kountze

Very clean and organized, need a Food Manager Certification and a posting for consumer advisories. 

Score 96


KFC/Taco Bell, 815 Hwy 96 South, Silsbee – complaint

Restaurant very dirty, gave them four days to get clean, returned on July 5, 2016 and was much cleaner.

Re-inspection score 98


Sonic Drive-In, 370 Hwy 105 E, Sour Lake

Restaurant very clean and organized, all items up to spec., missing Food Manager’s Certificate.

Score 98


El Jalapeno, 104 S. Merchant, Sour Lake

Needs new beverage ice scoop, no soap at kitchen hand sink, missing thermometers in reach-in some coolers, gaskets bad on coolers, out of test strips for dish washer, few cleaning issues but overall in good shape, knowledgeable on food temps.

Score 89


Pittman’s, 9287 FM 1293, Kountze (Honey Island)

Needs thermometers in fridge and freezer, missing labels on some food items, needs a sign for hand washing sink, missing test strips for sanitizer, missing Food Managers Certificate.

Score 90


Dee Best Donuts, 314 LHS Drive, Lumberton

Keep wiping cloths on counters, No Food Managers Certification.

Score 97


Southern Maid Donuts, 690 S. Main, Lumberton

Slime in the ice machine and dirt build up on the outside, no soap at the Handwashing sink, grease on back walls by griddle and burner, fountain drink hoses caked in food debris, three compartment sink not operating properly, not used to sanitize dishes, food uncovered in the walk-in cooler, towels on the counter and not in a sanitizer bucket, No Certified Food Manager.

Score 82


Mahalo Shaved Ice, 135 Country Lane, Lumberton

Needs bleach bucket for wiping towels, needs test strips for sanitizing.

Score 94


Wal-Mart Bakery & Deli #383, 1100 Hwy 96 North, Silsbee

Clean and organized, some shelves in bakery dry storage on the ground, need to be 6-inches off of the ground.

Score 99


Ro’s Seafood, 118 N. Main, Lumberton

Missing thermometers in reach-in coolers, towels on the counter not in a sanitizer bucket, no paper towels at the hand sink, mold on the fountain drink ice shoot, all equipment with grease build up and food debris, new hose needed for gas flat top grill, free standing fans dirty with dust and grease.

Score 82


Market Basket, 421 S. Main, Lumberton

Vent hoods need cleaning, floors in storage and kitchen area need cleaning under appliances and sink.

Score 96


Family Dollar Store #1123, 118 Pine Plaza, Silsbee

No Handwashing sign posted in employee restroom, light out in employee restroom.

Score 97


Triple A Seafood, 110 N. Main, Lumberton

Handwashing area did not have proper supplies or signage, owner needs Food Manager Certification.

Score 95


Aloha Shaved Ice, 275 Hwy 96 S., Silsbee

Clean and neat, Wiping cloths not properly stored.

Score 99


Kids Campus Day Care, 7936 Gold Star, Lumberton

No paper towels at the hand sink and missing test strips at the sanitizer station.

Score 96


Wildwood Country Store, 101 Kimble Lake Drive, Wildwood – Complaint

Went over handwashing issues with store worker.

No score was given


Kotoyama’s, 215 S. Main, Lumberton – Complaint

Napkins on the floor used to level tables, issues with handwashing, air filter screen very dirty with dust and grease and partially attached to the ceiling, no test strips for the sanitizer sink.

No score was given


Jack-in-the-Box, 150 Hwy 327 E., Silsbee – Complaint

Moldy vents, dripping water from vents in the dining area, water on the floor and dripping on tables from the vents, sheetrock coming down near beverage station.

No score was given


Shirley’s Sno Cones, intersection at FM 418 and FM 92, Silsbee

Perfect score 100


Catfish Cabin, 922 S. LHS Drive, Lumberton

Perfect score 100


Brookshire Brothers, 333 S. Hwy 96, Silsbee

Bakery dry storage and freezer had boxes stored on the floor, must be a minimum of 6-inches off the floor.

Score 99


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