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Health department releases scores

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 3:08 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 3:10 p.m. CDT

The Bureau County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam counties to inspect the operation.

Health inspectors use an identical scorecard at each facility, where they check for health code compliance in 45 areas. Each area carries a rating from one to five, with five being the most critical. Inspectors check the entire operations of the facility in 14 different categories, such as food protection, personnel, and garbage and refuse disposal.

Beginning with a score of 100 points, the health inspector deducts one to five points for every violation. The final total is the facility’s inspection report score. A passing food inspection score is 65 or above.

At 65, the Bureau County ordinance allows the health department to close an establishment, but a score doesn’t have to be that low for the department to close it. It depends on the number of critical and non-critical violations and the type of violations. Certain combinations can create a domino effect for food borne outbreaks.

All inspection reports are a matter of public record and can be seen at the Bureau County Health Department in Princeton.

Bureau County food service evaluations Buda BV South 99 Ladd Torri's Ice Cream Parlor 94 Neponset Hometown Express 96 Princeton Lincoln's Princeton Plaza Restaurant 91 Austin Parker 98 Cake and Bake Shoppe 99 CrownLanes Center 95 Shell Express Lane Gas & Food Mart 92 Sweeties Caramel Creation Company 99 Beetz Me 99 Covered Bridge Fudge at Amtrak Station 98 Days Inn 97 Dollar General Store 99 Econo Lodge 99 Hollywood & Vine 96 Latte Da @ Princeton Library 98 Princeton Inn 96 Somewhere Else 95 Sheffield Hidden Lake Golf Club LLC 90 Spring Valley Lincoln Elementary School 98 Mexicana La Rosita 75 Over Yonder Bar & Grill 86 Spring Valley Mini Market 91 John F. Kennedy 98 Tiskilwa Kelly's Place 89 Reagan Middle School 98 Walnut Walnut Manor Nursing Home 97 BV North 98 Wyanet Main Street BBQ 98 BV Elementary 95 Wyanet VFW Post 6634 90 Sock's Place 92

Food service evaluations conducted Sept. 1 to Sept. 30

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