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
Jonesy's Ranch House Inc. 80
Azteca Grocery 82
Mendota Golf Club 89
Big Apple Restaurant 83
Lincoln's Princeton Plaza Restaurant 89
Maria's Pizza II 94
Princeton Elks Lodge 1461 93
Princeton Moose Family Center 95
Ye Olde Underground Inn Ltd. 92
Kramer's Chuckwagon and Catering 100
Zum Alten Kautz 92
Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating 100
Las Palmas 73
Old Town Tacos 56
Spring Valley Super Market/Food Service 85
Casey's General Store 86
Happy's Super Station 92
Spring Valley Super Market/Retail 85
Valley Market 83
Green River Country Club 86
Walnut Cafe and Bar 78
DeWaele's Dairy Dreams 98
Walnut Community Food Pantry 94
Wyanet VFW Post 6634 95
Putnam County food service evaluations
Ali's Pantry 85
Rolando's Inc. 93
Samm's Bar and Grill 85
Vic's Tap 99
J.R.'s Chicago Street Pub 96
Evaluations conducted Aug. 1 through Aug. 31