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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


Larios Grocery 99


Beulah's 95

Brickhouse 100


Wagon Wheel 92


Neponset School 99


Chapel Hill Golf Course 94

Lincoln's Princeton Plaza Restaurant 88

Perry Memorial Hospital Cafeteria 99

Prime Quarter Steak Hopuse 96

Princeton Christian Academy 95

Road Ranger 75

Skoonerz 98

Sullivan Foods Deli 91

Walmart Super Center Bakery, Deli 94

Wise Guys Inc. Bar, Grill 82

Princeton Youth Soccer South Park 99

Sullivan Foods Retail 90

Walmart Super Center Retail 88

Wyaton Hills Golf Course 97


Belluccio's Pizza 100

Spring Valley

Hall High School Cafeteria 91

Valley Bar and Grill 91

Verucchi's Family Property 95

Spring Creek Golf Course 98


Indian Hills Golf Course 94

Kelly's Place 89

Menno Haven Camp, Retreat Center 96


Sunset Grille 84


Anna's Country Cafe, Pizza Inc. 83

Sock's Place 98

Putnam County food service evaluations


Conehead's Cafe 96

Casey's General Store 92


Edgewood Park Golf Course 93

All inspections conducted May 1 through May 30

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