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. CDPH also offers education to food service managers.

Effective July 1, 2018, the City of Chicago will implement 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.

These new requirements include the need to establish some written policies and procedures, participate in certain trainings, label certain foods, and install hand sinks in certain areas. There will also be a number of pro-business changes such as eliminating the need for prior approval for certain practices.

To help owners, operators and managers of food service establishments become familiar with these new requirements, the Chicago Department of Public Health is hosting a number of trainings.
During these trainings participants will have an opportunity to learn how these new requirements will change the inspection process, obtain written information and templates to help them comply with the new requirements, and ask questions. 

Training dates and locations:

August 29, 2018  CDPH Lexington, 2133 W. Lexington St., 10:00 - 11:30 am. (Workshop will be in Spanish Only)

September 12, 2018  CDPH Lexington, 2133 W. Lexington St., 10:00 - 11:30 am.

*Additional training dates may be scheduled*

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