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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
Geno V's 94
Lake Shore Veterans Lounge Inc. 90
Mi Oficina Bar 98
The Feed Store 96
Tillies Bar and Grill 77
Martin Engineering Cafe 99
Neponset School 96
The Neponset Oasis LLC 93
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
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
Piccolo's Pizzeria 97
Anna's Country Cafe & Pizza 86
Putnam County food service evaluations
Samm's Bar and Grill 87
J.R.'s Chicago Street Pub 93
LJ's Garden Cafe 95
Inspections conducted Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012

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