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
BV South 100
The Coal Company 97
Azteca Grocery 86
DePue School 98
Rip’s Tavern 97
BV High School 99
Wagon Wheel 99
Martin Engineering Cafe 99
Saint Bede Academy 88
Bureau County Senior Citizens Association 95
Burger King 97
Chapel Hill Golf Course 94
Country Comfort Retirement Home 99
Princeton High School food service 99
Hidden Lake Golf Club 99
Casey’s General Store 98
Western Bureau County Food Pantry 100
Aperion Care 89
Bayou Express 93
Goldmine Restaurant 88
Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats 95
Over Yonder Bar and Grill 83
Rodeo Tacos 89
St. Margaret’s Hospital 94
Valley Bar and Grill 91
Verucchi’s Family Property 96
Walmart Distribution Center 92
Indian Hills Golf Course 93
Indian Valley Inn 97
Kelly’s Place 92
Menno Haven Camp, Retreat Center 97
Green River Country Club 84
Little Blessings 95
Mama T’s 92
BV North 97
Putnam County food service evaluations
JD’s 3 87
All evaluations conducted Oct. 1 through Oct. 31.