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Posted on: February 28, 2019

2-28-19 Food Safety Excellence Awards Presented

2-19 Food safety excellence awards

Food Safety Awards Presented to Local Establishments

The Peoria County Board of Health recognized 28 local establishments as recipients of the 2018 Food Safety Excellence Award. Food establishments apply each year for this special award that embodies the dedication to the on-going development of voluntary food safety practices.

Recipients of the 2018 Food Safety Excellence Awards received certificates for their efforts to apply food safe practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The winners and photo album are posted on the Peoria City/County Health Department Food Safety webpage.

The Environmental Health Division Staff at the Peoria City/County Health Department promote the award program and encourage food establishments to participate in the application process. Over 900 Category I & II food establishments are eligible each year for this award. The award program is based on a calendar year, and applications from establishments for the 2019 award are now being accepted through October 1, 2019.

For more information on food safety, the Food Safety Excellence Award applications, and other important public health issues, visit the Peoria City/County Health Department website at

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