Food Service & Public Health

Food Service

Establishments requiring inspection in the Village are inspected routinely and unannounced based on the risk assessment classification assigned them. Cook County Department of Public Health oversees these inspections along with plan reviews for new food service facilities, construction site inspections and health related complaints within the Village. Risk assessments are based on the State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code. Inspection classifications are as follows:

  • Category I – 3 yearly inspections
  • Category II – 2 yearly inspections
  • Category III – 1 yearly inspection

Inspections are based on CDC guidelines that check five food safety risk categories – improper holding temperatures (hot & cold), improper cooking temperatures, employee health & hygiene, utensil & equipment contamination and food sources. View the latest inspection information here.  Inquires or complaints are addressed by Cook County Department of Public Health directly.

Public Health & Safety

For information and updates on current public health issues visit Cook County Department of Public Health 

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