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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
Sidetracked 92
Cherry Grade School 96
DePue School 99
Giant's Den 95
Allen Junior High 89
Fast Stop 94
LaMoille High School 94
The Farmer's Table 93
Ladd Community Consolidated School 98
Softails Inc. 90
Torri's Ice Cream Parlor 88
Casey's General Store 91
Youth Service Bureau-Ladd Site 93
Dick's 94
Larsen Ladd Lanes 91
Malden Grade School 95
Neponset School 99
Ohio Filling Station 93
Pipes Pub and Deli 95
Ohio School 94
Burger King 80
Galleria 98
Pizza Cellar 90
Poor Boys Catering 99
Rebecca's Catering and Event Planning 97
Zearing Child Enrichment Center Inc. 97
Didoughs Twisted Pretzel Co. 92
Lincoln Elementary School/District 115 99
Poor Boys Catering Mobile Unit 100
Road Ranger 79
Shell Express Lane Gas & Food Mart 86
Cadillac Ranch Inc. 93
Belluccio's Pizza 100
Spring Valley
Angelo's 96
Hall High School Cafeteria 98
Jimmy John's 94
Spring Valley Head Start 95
Spring Valley Nursing Center 93
Walmart Distribution Center 91
Van Orin
Van Orin Grade School 99
Putnam County food service evaluations
Kaddywampus Sports Grill 94
Putnam County High School 97
Putnam County Primary School 98
Big Shots 87
Nazareth House 96
LJ's Garden Cafe 95
Coal Miner's Cafe 88
Marko's Inc. 90
Kathy's Korner Pub 98
Moreno's On Main 87
Putnam County Junior High 98
Serio's Sportsman's Bar & Grill 85
P.C. Achievement Services Inc. 97
Pete's Tavern 90
Evaluations conducted Nov. 1 through Nov. 30

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