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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 Bradford Shallowbrook Farm & Retreat Center 99 LaMoille The Farmer's Table 93 Ladd Softails Inc. 91 Torri's Ice Cream Parlor 88 Ladd Moose Lodge 96 Mendota Mendota Golf Club 92 Mineral Wagon Wheel 94 Neponset Hometown Express 93 The Neponset Oasis 89 Princeton Big Apple Restaurant 86 Poor Boys Catering 99 Prime Quarter Steak House 97 Princeton Christian Academy 95 The Spoon 91 Wise Guys Inc. Bar & Grill 88 Zearing Child Enrichment Center 97 Jefferson School 99 Lincoln School 98 Princeton Youth Soccer-South Park 93 St. Louis School 96 Bureau County Food Pantry 99 Sheffield Belluccio's Pizza 100 Chestnut Street Inn 100 Hidden Lake Golf Club LLC 95 ZBest Cafe on Main 93 Western Bureau County Food Pantry 100 Spring Valley Alfano's 85 Las Palmas 72 Over Yonder Bar & Grill 89 Spring Valley Nursing Center 92 Valley Bar and Grill 93 Hall Township Food Pantry 99 Jack's 90 Knight Ryders 76 Stewy's 92 West End Tap 95 Tiskilwa Plow Creek Bakery 98 Wyanet Wyanet Locker Inc. 98

Putnam County food service evaluations Granville Ali's Pantry 90 P.C. Foods Inc.-Food Service 94 Boggio's Orchard 96 Casey's General Store 95 P.C. Foods Inc.-Retail 93 Henry Nazareth House 96 Mark Clover Club Ltd. 92 McNabb Country Corner Convenience Store 99 Standard Putnam County Achievement Services Inc. 99

Inspections conducted May 1 to May 31


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