Illinois Food Safety State Requirements
Illinois Food Handlers
Illinois food handler safety training is necessary for employees in the food service and hospitality industry. Illinois food safety training is for employees (such as chefs, cooks, servers, preparers, vendors, caterers, supervisors and managers) who are involved in preparing, storing, or handling food that work in: (restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, delis, mobile food trucks, assisted-living, day care centers, and convenience stores).
Illinois Certified Food Managers
Illinois requires each retail food establishment to have a person-in-charge, an owner, or manager of a food establishment be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) as outlined in the FDA Food Code by successfully passing an accredited ANSI food safety certification exam.
- The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training to help you prepare for the nationally-accredited ANSI Certification Exam.
- The ANSI Certification Exam is taken to certify that the food manager has demonstrated that he or she has the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to protect the public from foodborne illness.
- The Food Manager Certification is usually valid for 5 years. However, in a few local jurisdictions this may vary, so make sure to check with your local health authority.
Illinois – Food Manager Certification (ANSI)
Our Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is state-accepted for food manager certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The candidate must pass the food safety examination from an accredited certification provider to be recognized as a Certified Food Protection Manager.
Illinois Law – New Requirements – Food Safety
The Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act (410 ILCS 625), amended by SB1495, passed into law on August 27, 2013, establishes food handler training requirements and changes the existing training and certification requirements for food safety managers, as well as establishes food handler training requirements.
- Beginning July 1, 2014, all food handlers employed by restaurants will be required to receive or obtain ANSI accredited training in basic safe food handling principles within 30 days of employment and every 3 years thereafter.
- Businesses with internal training programs and assessments approved in another state as of August 27, 2013, will receive automatic approval in Illinois upon providing proof that their program is approved in said state. Select county health departments in the state may also offer training if the program is approved by the IDPH.
- ANSI accredited training such as the Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Certificate Program is transferable between employers. Internal training programs are not transferable between employers.
Illinois Food Safety State Regulations
- llinois Administrative Code Title 77: Public Health-Part 750. Food Service Sanitation Code
- Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act (410 ILCS 625), amended by SB1495
Food Truck and Food Vendor Rules and Programs
- Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code
- Illinois Food Truck Association
- Illinois State Fair – Food Vendors
- City of Chicago – Mobile Food Vendor
- Chicago Decoded – Application and Category – Mobile Food Vendors
- Chicago Food Truck Fest
- Chicago Food Trucks – Roaming Hunger
- Chicago Food Trucks – Food Truck Corner
- Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Food Safety Programs
- City of Urbana – Food Trucks & Mobile Food Vendors
- City of Elmhurst – Mobile Food Vendor
- City of Evanston – Mobile Food Vendor
- Kane County – Mobile Food Vendors
- Dupage County – Mobile Food Vending
- Village of Northbrook – Mobile Food Vendor
- City of Naperville – Downtown Mobile Food Vending
- City of Buffalo Grove – Food Vending Vehicle
- City of Peoria – Mobile Food Vehicle Rules
Illinois Food Safety State Contact Info
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies
525 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Phone: (217) 782-4977
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