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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 evaluationsBuda Buda Bar 97DePue DePue VFW Post 93 Taqueria Marichuy's 91Malden Petticoat Junction Inc. 88Princeton Alexander Park Tavern 92 Bureau County Senior Citizens Association 98 Burger King 88 Coffee Cup 90 Country Comfort Home 99 Fast Stop 93 Four and Twenty Cafe 89 KFC 90 Manor Court 93 Monical's Pizza 93 Subway 98 Subway 99 Super Wok 74 The Garden Room Grille 93Sheffield Phylly's 97Spring Valley Spring Valley Restaurant 79 McDonald's 93 Spring Valley Bakery 99 Dollar General Store 100Walnut Express Lane Gas & Food Mart 93Putnam County food service evaluationsMcNabb Moreno's On Main 89 All inspections conducted July 1-31

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