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Health department releases September 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


Bureau County Special School 99


Allen Junior High School 100

Fast Stop 96

LaMoille High School 98


Ladd Community Consolidated School 99


Malden Grade School 99


Mendota Golf Club 92


Harry’s Pub n Grub 93

Ohio Filling Station 93

Ohio School 98


Four and Twenty Cafe 85

Bureau County Jail 99

Spring Valley

Hall High School Cafeteria 99

John F. Kennedy School 95

Spring Valley Head Start 95

Van Orin

Van Orin Grade School 95


Pit Stop Inc. 99


Wyanet Locker Inc. 99

Putnam County

food service evaluations


Country Stop 97

Rolando’s Inc. 95

Spratts Tap 90


Nazareth House 95


LJ’s Garden Cafe 92


Clover Club 90

Markos Inc. 96

All evaluations conducted Sept. 1 through Sept. 30.

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