Environmental Health Food Sanitation Program



Governor JB Pritzker announced new and updated guidelines to help more businesses safely reopen in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan beginning June 26. These guidelines have been developed with engagement from businesses, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and trade representatives from across Illinois.
View the governor’s press release here

Phase 4 business guidance allows for the safe reopening or expansion of several key business segments – such as health and fitness, movies and theater, museums and zoos, as well as indoor dining at restaurants.  Individuals must continue to practice social distancing, maintaining at least a six-foot distance, and wear a face covering in public places or when working.
See an overview of the Phase 4 changes here.

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Restore Illinois Guidelines

COVID-19 Food Sanitation Resources

The goal of Food Sanitation Program is the reduction of food-borne illness through education to food service operators and consumers regarding safe food handling practices. All food service establishments are classified into risk categories based upon the type of menu served, the type of population served, the amount of food handling and/or the procedures of food handling being performed.

Food Recalls and Public Health Alerts

Food Safety and Inspection Service monitors recalls of meat and poultry products produced by Federally inspected establishments. For information about those recalls that are still in progress as well as any public health alerts issued by FSIS. Read more

How to Open a Restaurant

The Environmental Health Division of the LaSalle County Health Department protects public health through the Food Sanitation Program. The goal of this program is the reduction of foodborne illness through education of foodservice operators and consumers regarding safe food handling practices. See Details

By following the 7 steps, opening a restaurant can be a smooth process. The Environmental Health Division provide the information and assistance to assure the highest standards of sanitation and food safety for your establishment. See Details

Fight Bac

Presentations are given to school-age children throughout the County. See Details