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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
BV South 99
Jonesy's Ranch House Inc. 75
Bruno's 91
J.T.'s Bar and Grill 92
Geno V's 91
Azteca Grocery 80
DePue VFW Post 95
Mi Oficina Bar 99
Taqueria Marichuy's 93
Joe's Pizza 92
Lanuti's 90
Rip's Tavern 91
The Feed Store 92
Brickhouse 100
Martin Engineering Cafe 100
The Neponset Oasis 97
Alexander Park Tavern 91
Big Apple Restaurant 85
Bureau County Senior Citizens Association 95
Coffee Cup 93
Country Comfort Home 95
Four and Twenty Cafe 92
KFC 89
Lincoln Princeton Plaza Restaurant 80
Logan East and West School 98
Manor Court 95
Monical's Pizza 90
Myrtle's Cafe 94
Prime Quarter Steak House 98
Princeton Elks Lodge 94
Skoonerz 98
Subway 97
Subway 98
Sullivan Foods Deli 83
Super Wok 68
The Garden Room Grille 92
Walmart Super Center Bakery, Deli 95
Wise Guys 90
Ye Olde Underground Inn 95
Flour House 93
Apollo Theater 95
Somewhere Else 97
Suzi's 100
Spring Valley
Alfano's 82
J'Adore 91
Las Palmas 79
Old Town Tacos 81
Spring Valley Restaurant 51
Spring Valley Super Market/Food Service 83
The Big House 79
Spring Valley Super Market/Retail 82
Valley Market 82
Walnut Cafe and Bar 89
Sunset Grille 98
Anna's Country Cafe and Pizza Inc. 77
Putnam, County food service evaluations
Ali's Pantry 92
Fast N Fresh Subway 97
P.C. Foods Inc. Food Service 95
Pagan O'Leary's 90
Spring Valley Boat Club 95
The Corner Store 93
Ray's Place 92
Rolando's 98
Samm's Bar and Grill 90
J.R.'s Chicago Street Pub 88
Clover Club DDG 96
All inspections conducted Dec. 1-31.

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