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
Shallowbrook Farm & Retreat Center 99
The Farmer's Table 93
Softails Inc. 91
Torri's Ice Cream Parlor 88
Ladd Moose Lodge 96
Mendota Golf Club 92
Wagon Wheel 94
Hometown Express 93
The Neponset Oasis 89
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
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
Plow Creek Bakery 98
Wyanet Locker Inc. 98

Putnam County food service evaluations
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
Nazareth House 96
Clover Club Ltd. 92
Country Corner Convenience Store 99
Putnam County Achievement Services Inc. 99

Inspections conducted May 1 to May 31