Food Protection Services
Chicago is home to 16,000 food establishments like restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, wholesalers, lunchrooms, mobile food vendors and more. Our business is food safety and sanitation with one goal, to prevent the spread of food-borne disease. We do this by inspecting food businesses, responding to complaints and food recalls.
Effective February 1, 2019, the City of Chicago implemented new requirements that all food service establishments must follow.
These requirements are based on the latest science and conform to federal guidelines and to state and local laws.
- 2019 Food Advisory Disclosure and Reminder
- 2019 Chicago Food Code Major Changes
- Employee Health Policy
- Food Code Rules
- Food Establishment Complaint
- Food Protection Program FAQ
- Food Service Sanitation Certificate and Summer Festival Certificate
- Food Service Sanitation City of Chicago Municipal Code Ordinance
- Healthy Kids Meal Information
- Juicing Requirements
- Labeling Summary for Packaged Food or Retail Sales
- Mobile Food Vendor
- Pushcart Food Vendor
- Register a Cottage Food Operation
- Restaurant and Food Service Inspection Reports
- Restaurant Inspection
- 2023 Summer Food Program / Child and Adult Care Food Program Guidelines
- Understand Health Code Requirements for Food Establishments
- Vomit and Diarrhea Cleaning Procedure
- Retail Food License Readiness Checklist