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Health department releases scores

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 12:44 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 12:52 p.m. CDT

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 Buda BV South 99 Bureau Jonesy's Ranch House Inc. 75 Cherry Bruno's 91 J.T.'s Bar and Grill 92 Dalzell Geno V's 91 DePue Azteca Grocery 80 DePue VFW Post 95 Mi Oficina Bar 99 Taqueria Marichuy's 93 Ladd Joe's Pizza 92 Lanuti's 90 Rip's Tavern 91 Malden The Feed Store 92 Manlius Brickhouse 100 Neponset Martin Engineering Cafe 100 The Neponset Oasis 97 Princeton 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 Tiskilwa Valley Market 82 Walnut Walnut Cafe and Bar 89 Sunset Grille 98 Anna's Country Cafe and Pizza Inc. 77Putnam, County food service evaluations Granville 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 Hennepin Ray's Place 92 Rolando's 98 Samm's Bar and Grill 90 Magnolia J.R.'s Chicago Street Pub 88 Mark Clover Club DDG 96 All inspections conducted Dec. 1-31.

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