Health department releases scores

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:52 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:56 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
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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