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Health department releases 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 inspection evaluations


Ladd Moose Lodge 95


The Feed Store 97

J’s Petticoat Junction 96


Beulah’s 98


Mendota Golf Club 92


Wagon Wheel 90


The Neponset Oasis 97


Alexander Park Tavern 83

Chapel Hill Golf Course 85

Dharma Oil 98

Los Ranchitos 80

Manor Court 91

Niel & Shorty’s 98

Oriental Gardens 78

Our Pantry to Yours-Optimal Health 94

Prime Quarter Steak House 92

Princeton Elks Lodge 93

Rebecca’s Catering, Event Planning 95

Skoonerz 90

Spoons 94

Suzi Q’s 100

Wendy’s 94

Hundred Acre Orchard, Market 99

Bureau County Jail 97

Pilgrim Park Camp, Conference Center 99

Princeton Youth Soccer-South Park 99

Second Story Teen Center 98

The Barn @Hornbaker Gardens 94

The Kompany 95

Wyaton Hills Golf Course 94

Apollo Theater 95

Hollywood & Vine 96

Princeton Inn 95


Chestnut Street Inn 100

Hidden Lake Golf Club 99

Red’s Bar & Grill 95

Casey’s General Store 95

Royal Supermarket 92

Brothers Pub 97

Dollar General Store 94

Psycho Silo Saloon 98

Western Bureau County Food Pantry 100

Spring Valley

Spring Creek Golf Course 95


Indian Hills Golf Course 95

Menno Haven Camp, Retreat Center 93

Piccolo’s Pizzeria 94


Green River Country Club 96

Mama T’s 82

BV North 99

Walnut Acres Country Store 93

Main St. Bar and Grill 87

Pit Stop 99

Walnut Community Food Pantry 100


Wyanet Food Pantry 98

Food service evaluations conducted May 1 through May 31, 2018.

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