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Health Department - Main

Posted on: February 20, 2020

CANCELLED -The 3-16-20 Food Safety Excellence Award Ceremony has been cancelled.

2019 Food Safety Excellence Award Ceremony

The Peoria City/County Health Department will announce and recognize ten local establishments as recipients of the 2019 Food Safety Excellence Award on Monday, March 16, 2020. The award ceremony will be held at 5:30 pm, prior to the Peoria County Board of Health meeting, in the Boardroom at 2116 North Sheridan Road. Recipients of the award will arrive at 5:00 pm for photographs and refreshments.

The Food Safety Excellence Award is presented to establishments that demonstrate a commitment to food safety. The award takes into account not only food inspections, but also dedication to food safety through the on-going development of voluntary food safety practices.

Overall, there are 1135 food safety licenses in Peoria County with approximately 900 eligible to apply for this award. For the 2019 Food Safety Excellence Award, ten finalist applicants met the award criteria which includes documentation of policies and procedures.

As an annual calendar year award program, the next Food Safety Excellence Award for 2020 applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020. To submit an online or hard copy 2020 application, visit our website:

For more information on food safety and other important public health issues, visit the Peoria City/County Health Department website at

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