Licensing, Certification, & Training
Licensing a Food Service Establishment
To open a new food service establishment or change an existing food service establishment, operators should contact the Environmental Health Division of the Peoria City/County Health Department at 309-679-6161 to get a plan review packet or download the appropriate packet. The Health Department requires a scale drawing of the proposed food service establishment set up, a copy of the menu, and all operating procedures. Directions to fill these out are in the packet.
Sanitarians assess these documents to determine the risks associated with food storage, handling, and holding. The food service establishment must then be in compliance (determined by a pre-operational inspection) before a food and drink license is issued. After a food service establishment is approved and opened, it is inspected 1 to 3 times a year, as determined by the risk level set by the sanitarian working with the food service establishment.
Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification
Establishments that prepare food are required by the Illinois State Food Code to employ one or more persons certified as a Food Service Sanitation Manager.
The Food Service Sanitation Manager classes educate food service workers on how to receive, store, prepare, and serve food in a safely. View certification information.
Food Handler Training
|Tazewell County Health Department||309-925-5511, ext. 272|
|Fulton County Health Department||309-647-1134, ext. 230|
|S.A.F.E. - Connie Biggs||309-360-0285|
|Insightful Food Safety - Wanda Atkins||309-837-5158|
|Black Hawk College||309-796-5000|
|Eastern Iowa Community College||563-441-4001|