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Health department releases scores

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 2:18 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 2:20 p.m. CST

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 DePue DePue School 99 Giant's Den 94 LaMoille Allen Jr. High School 99 Fast Stop 94 LaMoille High School 96 Noah's Ark Child Care Center 92 Ladd KanKun 85 Softails Inc. 90 Malden Malden Grade School 94 Manlius Bureau Valley High School 94 Mendota Mendota Golf Club 90 Ohio Pipes Pub and Deli 94 Peru Saint Bede Academy 90 Princeton Bella's 92 Culver's 90 Four and Twenty Cafe 93 Hunter's Ridge Golf Course 87 Pizza Hut 94 Princeton High School Food Service 98 Zearing Child Enrichment Center Inc. 97 Casey's General Store 82 Didoughs Twisted Pretzel Co. 98 Lincoln Elementary School District 115 99 McDonald's 97 Princeton Youth Soccer South Park 98 Cadillac Ranch Inc. 88 Fitzgerald's Piano Lounge Inc. 97 Spring Valley Angelo's 92 Hall High School Cafeteria 98 Jimmy John's 99 Old TownTacos 74 Spring Valley Head Start 98 St. Margaret's Hospital 95 Valley Bar and Grill 93 Verucchi's Family Property Ltd. 96 Tiskilwa Indian Hills Golf Course 93 Indian Valley Inn Inc. 87 Van Orin Van Orin Grade School 97 Walnut Express Lane Gas & Food Mart 85 Family Pizzeria 73 Little Blessings 99 Walnut Cafe and Bar 89 Wyanet Wyanet Food Pantry 100

Putnam County food service evaluations Granville Ali's Pantry 85 Granville Head Start 94 Hennepin Country Stop 95 Putnam County Elementary School 99 Rolando's Inc. 96 McNabb Kathy's Korner Pub 100 Putnam County Junior High 98

All inspections conducted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.

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