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Health department releases scores

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:42 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:45 p.m. CDT

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 Buda B.V. South 99 Casey's General Store 96 Frank's Place 80 DePue Azteca Grocery 77 DePue School 99 Giant's Den 95 Malden Malden Grade School 99 Humpty Dumpty Preschool 100 Peru Saint Bede Academy 93 Princeton 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 Sheffield 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 Walnut 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 Hennepin Putnam County Elementary School 95 Samm's Bar and Grill 91 McNabb Kathy's Korner Pub 99 Moreno's On Main 87 Putnam Serio's Sportsman's Bar and Grill 90

Inspections conducted March 1 to March 31

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