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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