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Health department releases scores

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
Jonesy's Ranch House 70
Sidetracked 88
Bruno's 93
J.T.'s Bar & Grill 92
Cherry Grade School 97
Azteca Grocery 75
Taqueria Marichuy's 93
Red Brick Cafe 84
Joe's Pizza 87
Ladd Community Consolidated School 99
Lanuti's 95
Rip's Tavern 90
Youth Service Bureau-Ladd Site 98
B.V. Special School 100
Wagon Wheel 94
Ohio Filling Station 90
Ohio School 96
Beck's 14 90
Colonial Hall Care Center 98
Galleria 97
Kramer's Kitchen/Chuckwagon 97
North Avenue Catering 100
Oriental Gardens 90
Poor Boys Catering 99
St. Louis School 100
John's Sheffield Diner 77
Manlius Oil Inc. Convenience Store 98
Phylly's 95
Valley Market 77
Putnam County food service evaluations
Kaddywampus Sports Grill 94
Fast N Fresh Subway 97
Pagan O'leary's 86
Putnam County High School 98
Putnam County Primary School 100
Spring Valley Boat Club 97
The Corner Store 93
P.C. Foods Inc.-Retail 93
Ray's Place 89
Nazareth House 95
Clover Club 95
Coal Miner's Cafe 88
Markos 94
Moreno's On Main 91
Payno's Burger Bar 97
P.C. Achievement Services 97

Inspections conducted Nov. 1-30

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