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.
Putnam County food service evaluations
Coal Miner’s Restaurant 96
Grosnebach’s Mini Mart 98
Bureau County food service evaluations
Jonesy’s Ranch House 92
The Coal Company 92
Azteca Grocery 85
Maurico’s Tap 99
Fast Stop 95
Rip’s Tavern 92
Thirsty Frog Tavern 93
The Feed Store 99
Wagon Wheel 98
G-Dogs Restaurant 84
Harry’s Pub n Grub 94
Ohio Filing Station 93
Beck’s West 94
Beck’s North 95
Bureau County Senior Citizen Association 99
Chapel Hill Golf Course 94
Coffee Cup 92
Country Comfort Retirement Home 99
Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats 99
Greenfield Retirement Home 100
Kramer’s Kitchen/Chuckwagon 98
Los Ranchitos 89
Our Pantry to Yours-Optimal Health 95
Perry Memorial Hospital Cafeteria 99
Pizza Hut 93
Road Ranger 96
Subway South 98
Subway North 97
Zearing Child Enrichment Center 93
Red’s Bar & Grill 92
Over Yonder Bar & Grill 93
Spring Valley Super Market/Food Service 94
Valley Bar & Grill 85
Spring Valley Super Market/Retail 85
Indian Valley Inn 92
Kelly’s Place 92
Heritage Health 100
All evaluations conducted Nov. 1 through Nov. 30