Food Protection Program

Food Safety - News & Updates

State Amendments - New!

  • (1/1/2022) SB2007 - Home-to-Market-Act- Expands cottage food sales (foods allowed to be made in private homes and sold to the public) to include sales at fairs, festivals, vendor markets, as well as pickup and delivery sales. 
  • 1/1/2022) SB1846 - Child Beverages - Denotes that a restaurant shall, by default, offer only water, milk, milk alt, or juice with a children's meal sold by the restaurant. 
  • (5/17/2021) Bridge to Phase 5 Executive Order   - New mask and social distancing guidelines in Illinois
  • (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 - Returning in 2022!

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.

The Food Safety Excellence Award program runs from January 1st to December 31st each year. Establishments meeting the mandatory criteria may apply for the award and submit supporting documents by December 1st of the award year.  Applications & documents can be submitted by mail, or by emailing Environmental Health

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

2020 COVID Safety Excellence Award Winners (1)

CDC Food Safety Recall List