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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
Wagon Wheel 95
Hometown Express 92
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
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
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
Express Lane Gas & Food Mart 84
Main Street BBQ 94
Wyanet Food Pantry 95

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

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