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Health department releases scores

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 1:11 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 1:13 p.m. CST

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 Mineral Wagon Wheel 95 Neponset Hometown Express 92 Princeton Beck's 14 91 Chapel Hill Golf Course 91 Colonial Hall Care Center 96 Culver's 96 Grandma Rosie's Sweet Treats 92 Kramer's Kitchen/Chuckwagon 100 Oriental Gardens 88 Perry Memorial Hospital Cafeteria 100 Pizza Hut 95 Princeton High School Food Service 98 The Spoon 87 Wendy's 94 A Hundred Acre Orchard and Market 97 Austin Parker 96 Bureau County Jail 93 Cake and Bake Shoppe 97 Crown Lanes Center 92 Dairy Queen 93 Jefferson School/District 115 99 McDonald's 97 Pilgrim Park Camp & Conference Center 97 St. Louis School 99 Beetz Me 98 Covered Bridge Fudge at Amtrak Station 99 Dollar General Store 95 Econo Lodge 95 Nuts for Donuts 94 Princeton Inn 96 Sullivan's B.P. Mini-Mart 97 The Library Cafe at Princeton Library 99 Sheffield Chestnut Street Inn 100 Hillden Lake Golf Club 96 Red's Bar and Grill 89 ZBest Cafe on Main 92 Spring Valley Joey's Sausage and Deli 94 Lincoln Elementary School 94 Over Yonder Bar and Grill 93 Spring Valley Mini Market 78 Valley Bar and Grill 94 Simply Fresh 95 Tiskilwa Indian Hills Golf Course 90 Indian Valley Inn 90 Kelly's Place 89 Menno Haven Camp & Retreat Center 99 Reagan Middle School/District 115 98 Walnut Express Lane Gas & Food Mart 84 Wyanet Main Street BBQ 94 Wyanet Food Pantry 95

Putnam County food service evaluations Granville Conehead's Cafe 97 Dollar General Store 100 Hennepin Country Stop 98 Putnam County Elementary School 99 Evaluations conducted Oct. 1 to Oct. 31

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