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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 Manlius Bureau Valley High School 98 Bureau Valley Special School 99 Peru Saint Bede Academy 88 Princeton Los Ranchitos 93 Princeton Christian Academy 97 Skoonerz 99 Wise Guys Bar & Grill 84 Casey's General Store 87 Hollywood & Vine 95 J & J One Stop 98 Sheffield Manlius Oil Inc. Convenience Store 92 Spring Valley Goldmine Restaurant 91 Verucchi's Family Property Ltd. 95 John F. Kennedy 98 Walnut Family Pizzeria 82 Konz Restaurant & Lounge 94 Little Blessings 99 Walnut Manor Nursing Home 99 Bureau Valley North 98 Wyanet Anna's Country Cafe & Pizza Inc. 81 Bureau Valley Elementary 97 No Putnam County food service evaluations were conducted All inspections conducted Sept. 1 through Sept. 30

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