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Health department releases scores

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:14 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 Bradford Shallowbrook Farm & Retreat Center 97 Buda Buda Bar 91 DePue DePue School 99 Giant’s Den 95 Manlius Bureau Valley High School 99 Bureau Valley Special School 99 Princeton Culver’s 95 Kramer’s Kitchen/Chuckwagon 95 Los Ranchitos 83 Oriental Gardens 89 Princeton High School Food Service 100 Super Wok 78 The Spoon 83 Wendy’s 95 Covered Bridge Fudge Shop 97 St. Louis School 95 Sheffield Manlius Oil Co. Convenience Store 95 Red’s Bar and Grill 90 Royal Supermart 91 Spring Valley A & R Gate Gourmet Cuisine 84 Alfano’s 89 BP Gas Station 85 Goldmine Restaurant 90 Las Palmas 69 Over Yonder Bar and Grill 89 Spring Valley Super Market/Food Service 85 Spring Valley Super Market/Retail 84 Tiskilwa Indian Valley Inn Inc. 86 Reagan Middle School/District 115 96Walnut Express Lane Gas & Food Mart 80 Konz Restaurant and Lounge 95 Little Blessings 99 Walnut Manor Nursing Home 99 Bureau Valley North 99 Wyanet Casey’s General Store 95

Putnam County food service evaluations Hennepin Putnam County Elementary School 99 McNabb Moreno’s On Main 82 Putnam County Junior High School 99

Evaluations conducted Feb. 1 through March 31

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