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Health department releases scores

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 1:29 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 1:31 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 Dalzell Geno V's 94 DePue Lake Shore Veterans Lounge Inc. 90 Mi Oficina Bar 98 Malden The Feed Store 96 Manlius Tillies Bar and Grill 77 Neponset Martin Engineering Cafe 99 Neponset School 96 The Neponset Oasis LLC 93 Princeton Alexander Park Tavern 91 Big Apple Restaurant 87 Bureau County Sr. Citizens Assoc. 98 Burger King 87 Coffee Cup 89 Country Comfort Home 99 Fast Stop 94 Greenfield Retirement Home 100 KFC 94 Logan East & West School 98 Los Ranchitos 84 Manor Court 93 Monical's Pizza 95 Myrtle's Cafe 90 Perry Memorial Hospital Cafeteria 100 Pizza Cellar 90 Prime Quarter Steak House 96 Princeton Christian Academy 94 Princeton Elks Lodge 94 Princeton Family Moose Center 97 Rebecca's Catering and Event Planning 95 Roma 94 Skoonerz 96 Subway 99 Subway 98 Sullivan Foods/Deli 94 Super Wok 82 The Garden Room Grille 95 The Spoon 87 Walmart Super Center Bakery/Deli 94 Wendy's 96 Wise Guys Inc. Bar & Grill 89 Ye Olde Underground Inn 97 Jefferson School 94 Apollo Theater 95 Nuts for Donuts 94 Sheffield Bellucio's Pizza 100 Chestnut Street Inn 100 Red's Bar & Grill 90 ZBest Cafe on Main 90 Spring Valley Alfano's 83 Las Palmas 75 Over Yonder Bar and Grill 92 Spring Valley Nursing Center 93 Spring Valley Super Market/Food Service 83 The Big House 83 Walmart Distribution Center 97 Spring Valley Super Market/Retail 90 Tiskilwa Piccolo's Pizzeria 97 Wyanet Anna's Country Cafe & Pizza 86Putnam County food service evaluations Hennepin Samm's Bar and Grill 87 Magnolia J.R.'s Chicago Street Pub 93 LJ's Garden Cafe 95 Inspections conducted Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012

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