Food Protection Program

Food Safety News

State Amendments - New!

  • (5/17/2021) Bridge to Phase 5 Executive Order   - New mask and social distancing guidelines in Illinois
  • (5/17/2021) Bridge to Phase 5  - New restaurant & bar guidelines released 
  • (6/1/2020) PA101-0495 amends the Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act, adding section 3.08 Food Allergy Awarenessto require all restaurants to display a notice indicating to consumers that any information regarding food allergies must be communicated to an employee of the restaurant. 

Local Amendments - New!

  • (5/1/2021) Amendments to Chapter 10 Food Safety of the Peoria County Code Section 10-29(D) were made to include:
    •  ALL required Certified Food Protection Managers (CFPM) to have additional Allergen Training
    • All new or extensively remodeled food establishments shall have a 3-compartment sink for ware washing
    • Hard copies of all training certificates for CFPM, Food Handler Training, and allergen training must be available for review at time of inspections
    • All food establishments connected to an onsite wastewater treatment system shall have an inspection of the system prior to approval to open and operate, and annually to be reviewed at time of inspection or submitted with their license renewal
    • All food establishments connected to a water well shall provide an inspection of the water supply system and satisfactory water samples prior to approval to open and operate
    • New License Type - Multi-Event Temporary Food Service Establishment 

Food Program Memos and Newsletters

Food Safety Excellence Award

This annual award program is designed to recognize establishments that demonstrate a strong commitment to food safety. All eligible food establishments are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted every year, and are due by December 1 of the award year.

In 2020, due to the pandemic, the Peoria City/County Health Department awarded qualifying establishments a COVID-19 Safety Excellence Award. This award was based on establishments remaining in good standing with the Peoria City/County Health Department, adhering to COVID-19 guidelines and best practices, and going above and beyond to ensure the safety of employees and the community. See the list of winners below!

We hope to return to a modified version of the Food Safety Excellence Awards in 2021. More details to come soon!   

Food Safety Excellence Award Winners Photo Album (Includes Past Recipients)

2020 COVID Safety Excellence Award Winners (1)

CDC Food Safety Recall List