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.
Rip’s Tavern 96
Coffee Cup 90
Pin Splitter Lanes 95
Sullivan’s BP Mini Mart 96
Manlius Oil Convenience Store 99
Spring Valley Head Start 96
Ali’s Pantry 93
Kaddywampus Sports Grill 91
Putnam County High School 99
Putnam County Primary School 99
Spring Valley Boat Club 94
The Corner Store 85
Casey’s General Store 96
Marquis Kids Kare L3C 99
Dollar General Store 91
Jalaram Trading Co.-Retail 93
Putnam County Elementary School 99
Spratt’s Tap 96
LJ’s Garden Cafe 91
Clover Club 89
Putnam County Junior High School 99
PC Achievement Services 96