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Health department releases March inspection 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 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


Savario’s 95

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

Spring Valley

Casey’s General Store 85

Subway 97

Van Orin

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

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