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Health department releases scores

The Bureau/Putnam 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/Putnam 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
B.V. South 99
Casey's General Store 96
Frank's Place 80
Azteca Grocery 77
DePue School 99
Giant's Den 95
Malden Grade School 99
Humpty Dumpty Preschool 100
Saint Bede Academy 93
Beck's 14 94
Colonial Hall Care Center 98
Greenfield Retirement Home 99
Kramer's Kitchen/Chuckwagon 100
Oriental Gardens 89
Pizza Hut 95
Princeton High School Food Service 98
Superwok 82
Red's Bar and Grill 85
Royal Supermart 91
Spring Valley
Angelo's 95
Old Town Tacos 65
Spring Valley Super Market Food Service 84
Verucchi's Family Property Ltd. 95
John F. Kennedy 99
Spring Valley Super Market Retail 92
Barb's Haven't Seen Em 84
Express Lane Gas and Food Mart 82
Family Pizzeria 76
Konz Restaurant and Lounge 99
Walnut Cafe and Bar 86
Walnut Manor Nursing Home 98
B.V. North 98

Putnam County food service evaluations
Putnam County Elementary School 95
Samm's Bar and Grill 91
Kathy's Korner Pub 99
Moreno's On Main 87
Serio's Sportsman's Bar and Grill 90

Inspections conducted March 1 to March 31

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