Environmental Health Food Sanitation Program


On Friday, June 11, 2021 Illinois Moved to a Full Reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois plan.

The state has eliminated all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues.

Mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals continue to align with CDC guidelines.

Learn more about Phase 5 recommended public health practices
News Release – Gov. Pritzker Announces State of Illinois Will Fully Reopen June 11
Regional Metrics can be found here
Illinois Department of Public Health – County Level Risk Metrics

To file a complaint, please call us at 815-433-3366 during business hours (Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm) and we will be happy to discuss them with you, or you may reach the department at environmentalhealth@lasallecounty.org

COVID-19 Food Sanitation Resources

  • COVID-19 Operational Guidance for Food and Meat Processing Facilities and Workplaces with Assembly Lines
  • Food Service Guidelines for COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Closure-Opening Guidance for Food Establishments
  • Farmers Market Guidance During COVID
  • National Restaurant Association’s Guidance for Reopening Retail Food Establishments
    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