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 operations.
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
Shallowbrook Farm & Retreat Center 97
Allen Junior High School 99
LaMoille High School 99
Softails Inc. 77
Malden Grade School 98
Humpty Dumpty Preschool 99
Ohio School 99
Burger King 96
Logan East & West Schools/District 115 96
Perry Memorial Hospital Cafeteria 99
Pizza Cellar 96
Jefferson School/District 115 99
Somewhere Else 97
Casey’s General Store 85
Van Orin Grade School 99
Expresslane Inc. 91
Avanti Foods Co. 100
BV North 99
Sock’s Place 95
Putnam County food service evaluations
Putnam County Elementary School 99
One Paw’s Pub LLC 98
Moreno’s On Main 93
Putnam County Junior High School 98
All evaluations conducted March 1 through March 31