Industry Food Safety
The program works to prevent foodborne illness through licensing and inspection of the over 500 restaurants and retail food establishments in DeKalb County. The program also inspects temporary food vendors and educates the public about safe food handling, preparation, and storage. The program enforces applicable local and state laws pertaining to food and food establishments.
On January 1st, 2019 the Health Department will be implementing the 2017 FDA Code to meet state requirements.
FDA 2017 Food Code
Implementation of the FDA Code
Employee Health Policy Documents
Employee Health Policy Agreement
Employee Illness Flow Chart
Employee Health & Personal Hygiene Handbook
Food Handler FAQs
Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification
Food Time/Temperature Requirements
Annual Food Establishments
Temporary Food Establishments
Seasonal Food Establishments
Mobile Food Establishments
|Class A Food Establishment||$800.00|
|Class B Food Establishment (catering)||$600.00|
|Class B Food Establishment (no catering)||$500.00|
|Class C Food Establishment||$400.00|
|Class D Food Establishmet||$250.00|
|Bed & Breakfast Establishment||$150.00|
|Class E Temporary Food Establishment*||$55.00|
|Vending Machine Permit||$25.00|
|Mobile/Seasonal with Food Preparation||$280.00|
|Mobile/Seasonal without Food Preparation||$180.00|
|Plan Review- New Restaurant||$500.00|
|Plan Review- Established||$300.00|
|Cottage Food Registration||$25.00|
*Application must be received 7 days prior to the event to avoid late fee. Not-for-profit, Non-PHF, Sampling Only – 50% for Class E. Restaurant Late Fee – 50% of cost of license
Laws and Regulations
Additional information regarding state codes related to Food & Restaurant can be found in 2017 FDA Code.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (DeKalb County, Illinois).