Food Establishment Inspection Program
All food establishments within the Village of Palatine are licensed; permitted; and subject to inspection by the Environmental Health Division. All food establishments shall comply with the Palatine Code of Ordinances. Our inspection staff consists of two full-time Sanitarians and a Field Director who are licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as Environmental Health Practitioners.
Please note that due to the recent adoption of new regulations, this page is in the process of being updated and additional information and resources will be added. Please check back for more information or contact the Environmental Health Division at 847-359-9042.
Use of 2017 FDA Food Code and New Inspection Report
The Village of Palatine recently adopted the revised Illinois Food Code, which now includes use of the 2017 U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code.
Illinois adopted the FDA Food Code to not only provide uniformity throughout the state, but also initiate and maintain effective programs for prevention of foodborne illness. The FDA Food Code provides scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail food industry.
The FDA Food Code Chapter and Annexes provide regulators and industry with comprehensive food safety information and assistance in determining public health reasoning and how to apply the provisions uniformly and correctly.
To download the new regulations, please select the following:
A uniform inspection report was also adopted and all health departments in Illinois must implement the FDA Food Code and new inspection report in their jurisdiction by January 1, 2019. The new inspection report promotes a risk-based inspection, where the Foodborne Illness Risk Factors and Public Health Interventions are the primary focus of the inspection.
To view a sample inspection report please select here.
Additional guidance on reading the inspection report can be found here.
Reporting Foodborne Illness
To report a foodborne illness, please contact the Cook County Department of Public Health Communicable Disease Control Unit at 708-836-8699.