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Review inspections of food service establishments in Peoria County.
You can visit our food-borne illness information on the food-borne illness page. Also, more information regarding food-borne illness can be obtained by visiting the FDA website.
In the event of a food-borne illness outbreak, the Environmental Health Department, in conjunction with the Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Departments, investigate the cause of the outbreak and how to prevent future outbreak. A food service establishment must close if there is no way to prevent future outbreaks in a timely matter.
The public contacts the department regarding the unsafe practices of a food service establishment. To file a complaint, contact the Environmental Health Department at 309-679-6161, or by email.
In such cases, the problem will be investigated to find the source of the illnesses and help the operator correct the issue. If the problem is an imminent health hazard and cannot be easily fixed, the food service establishment has to be closed until the problem can be eliminated.
A 72 hour food history (including beverages, where consumed, time consumed, etc.) will assist with the investigation and can help identify a potential outbreak by linking other food-borne illness complaints.Examples of other questions that will be asked about include the source of the drinking water, travel, pets, caring for children/adults with diapers, and recreational water exposure (i.e. water parks, rivers, creeks, etc.).
When a food-borne illness complaint is received, the problem will be investigated to find the source of the illness and help the operator correct the issue. If the problem is an imminent health hazard and cannot be easily fixed, the food service establishment has to be closed until the problem can be eliminated.