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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


Sammy's Place 94


Bruno's 92

J.T.'s Bar and Grill 90


DePue VFW Post 4602 90

Mi Oficina Bar 99

Silver Dome Inc. 92

The Junction 100


Fast Stop 93

The Farmer's Table 90

Brute's R &R Inc. 96


Joe's Pizza 92

Lanuti's 90

Rip's Tavern LLC 93

Softails Inc. 89

Casey's General Store 92

Ladd Moose Lodge 1528 95

Dick's 89


The Feed Store 93

Petticoat Junction Inc. 79


Bureau County Senior Citizens Association 98

Country Comfort Home 96

Maria's Pizza II 91

Mid American Oil Co. Princeton Gas 93

Rebecca's Catering & Event Planning 97

AmericInn 99

Flour House 100

Pilgrim Park Camp & Conference Center 98

Beck's 13 96

Hollywood and Vine 94

Sullivan's BP Mini Mart 99

Spring Valley

J'Adore 86

Spring Valley Nursing Center 94

The Big House 74

Walmart Distribution Center 95

Hall Township Food Pantrey 92

Simply Fresh 95

Valley News 99

Jack's 96

Spring Valley Shell 90

Stewy's 91

Valley Pub 93

West End Tap 97


Piccolo's Pizzeria 96


DeWaele's Dairy Dreams 94

Main St. Bar and Grill 91

Pit Stop Inc. 100

Walnut Community Food Pantry 100


Wyanet Locker Inc. 99

Wyanet VFW Post 6634 98

Putnam County food service evaluations


Kaddywampus Sports Grill 96

Fast N Fresh Subway 89

Pagan O'leary's Inc. 90

The Corner Store 92

Boggio's Orchard 95

Dollar General Store 98


Country Stop 97

Ray's Place 90

Hennepin Food Mart 96


LJ's Garden Cafe 96


Clover Club 92

Coal Miner's Cafe 87


Kathy's Korner Pub 99

Country Corner Convenience Store 99


Snack Shack Lake Thunderbird 74


P.C. Achievement Services Inc. 98

Pete's Tavern 98

Inspections conducted June 1 to June 30

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