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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


Jonesy's Ranch House Inc. 78


Geno V's 93


Taqueria Marichuy's 89

Casa Blanca 96


Torri's Ice Cream Parlor 87

Larsen's Ladd Lanes 84


Hometown Express 95

Martin Engineering Cafe 100

The Neponset Oasis 98


Alexander Park Tavern 94

Big Apple Restaurant 78

Burger King 88

Coffee Cup 89

Four and Twenty Cafe 93

Grandma Rosie's Sweet Treats 92

KFC 93

Manor Court 95

Monical's Pizza 93

Princeton Elks Lodge 1461 91

Princeton Moose Family Center 93

Subway 98

Subway 96

Super Wok 75

Garden Room Grille 93

Austin Parker 99

Cain Family Italian Ice 94

Cake and Bake Shoppe 99

Dairy Queen 95

Princeton Soccer/Zearing Park Concession 95

Princeton Youth Soccer/Westside 96

Right Down Town Inc. 95

Shell Express Lane Gas & Food Mart 84

Beetz Me 99

Cadillac Ranch Inc. 88

Dollar General Store 99

Econo Lodge 99

Princeton Inn 96

Somewhere Else 95

Suzi's 100

The Library Cafe at Princeton Library 96


Casey's General Store 96

Spring Valley

Alfano's 83

El Real Taco 84

Las Palmas 72

Spring Valley Mini Market 81

Spring Valley Super Market/Retail 80


Valley Market 79


Walnut Cafe and Bar 81

Avanti Foods Co. 100


Outhouse 98

Wyanet Food Pantry 100

Putnam County food service evaluations


Ali's Pantry 86

Big Shots 88


Samm's Bar and Grill 84


J.R.'s Chicago Street Pub 94


Marko's 88


Moreno's On Main 87


Larry's Lunch Box 98

All inspections conducted July 1 to July 31

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