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Health department releases August inspection scores

PRINCETON – 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


Jonesy's Ranch House, 82.


Grandma Rosie's Mobile Unit, 100.


Larsen's Ladd Lanes, 94.


Big Apple Restaurant, 79.

Coffee Cup, 85.

Road Ranger, 92.

Super Wok, 78.

Wise Guys, 95.

Ye Olde Underground Inn, 93.

Homestead Inn, 100.

Kramer's Chuckwagon and Catering, 99.

Dollar Tree Store, 100.

Spring Valley

Alfano's, 84.

Eli Real Taco, 82.

Jimmy John's, 97.

Spring Valley Mini Market, 94.

Spring Valley Super Market/Food Service, 94.

Spring Valley Super Market/Retail, 87.


Expresslane, 95.

Walnut Cafe and Bar, 82.

Putnam County food service evaluations


Ali's Pantry, 93.

Kaddywampus Sports Grill, 92.

Minit Mart, 88.

PC Food/Food Service, 93.

Putnam County High School, 94.

Putnam County Primary School, 95.

The Corner Store, 92.

Marquis Kids Kare L3C, 99.


Putnam County Elementary School, 96.


One Paw's Pub, 99.

Putnam County Junior High School, 98.


Larry's Lunch Box, 99.


PC Achievement Services, 99.

All evaluations conducted Aug. 1 through Aug. 31.

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