Food Sanitation

Inspections
The Division of Environmental health permits and routinely inspects Food Service Establishments to ensure compliance
with the
Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code and the Fayette County Food Sanitation Ordinance.  Before a Food
Service Establishment can begin operations, they must obtain a Fayette County Food Service Establishment Operating
Permit and pass a pre-opening inspection.  The number of inspections per establishment is dependent upon which
Food
Service Establishment Categorization the establishment falls under.  All inspection scores are posted on the Food
Establishment Scores page.


Food Safety Education
Aside from establishment inspections, we strive to educate food service mangers and operators on proper food safety
practices and
HACCP principles.  Increasing food safety education is a great defense against food-borne illnesses.  
Several
CFPM Classes are available statewide. Some helpful Food Safety links are listed below.

Food Safety
Safe Food Handling
Food-Borne Illness
Food Testing
Hand Washing Poster
IAFP International Food Safety Icons
Dishwashing Procedures
Recommended Safe Cooking Temperatures
FATTOM
No Smoking Sign
Poison Control


Selling Food in Fayette County
The Division of Environmental Health welcomes new and temporary food service establishments to Fayette County.  A well
organized plan is the first step in selling food in Fayette County.  We encourage you to contact us early in the planning
process.  Proper planning will save you time and money and ensure you are aware of all regulations before you begin your
business.  Before your Food Service Establishment can begin operation, it must pass Pre-Opening Inspection and obtain a
Fayette County Food Service Establishment Operating Permit.

Food Service Establishment Operating Permit Application
Temporary Food Service Establishment Operating Permit Application
Temporary Food Establishment Guidelines
Bake Sale Guidelines


Complaints
The Division of Environmental Health also responds to complaints of improper food handling and suspected food-borne
illness.  If you would like to report a complaint, submit a
complaint form to our office, send an email or contact our office.

If you have any additional questions regarding the Food Sanitation Program.  Please contact us at (618) 283-1044.


Food Recalls
FDA Recalls, Market Alerts and Safety Alerts is a current list of recalled foods and the states affected.