Food Inspection Program
Review plans and procedures for the construction of new food establishments or the remodeling of existing ones.
Issue food handling licenses.
Conduct routine inspections of restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food vendors, public & private schools, day care centers, hospitals, nursing homes, & taverns. Provide inspections as needed for special events with temporary food operations.
Perform HACCP (hazardous analysis critical control points) based inspections. Participating facilities are eligible for Food Service of Excellence Award and Self Inspection Program. For more information on HACCP, see Food and Drug Administration.
Provide follow up inspections of critical violations and ensure hazardous conditions have been rectified.
Conduct emergency investigations in the case of fire, floods, power outages or foodborne and waterborne illness outbreaks. Ensure proper action is taken during boil orders.
Investigate foodborne illnesses and complaints received from the public.
Provide training classes and educational materials to further enhance food safety and sanitation within the community.
WEBSITE LINK: Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code