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What We Do

Food Protection

 

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Chicago is home to 16,000 food establishments like restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, wholesalers, lunchrooms, mobile food vendors and more. Our business is food safety and sanitation with one goal, to prevent the spread of food-borne disease.  We do this by inspecting food businesses, responding to complaints and food recalls. CDPH also offers education to food service managers.

Alerts (Food Protection)

Low Alert Sep 23, 2016 Public Notice: Proposed Rules on Low-Risk Food Establishments

Most Recent News (Food Protection)

Jul 1, 2016 CDPH Identifies E.coli Outbreak Linked to Bridgeport Restaurant
Jul 30, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces New Innovative System to Prioritize Food Safety Health Inspections
May 8, 2015 Chicago Department of Public Health Program Recognized as Harvard Ash Center’s 2015 Top 25 Innovations in Government
Aug 19, 2014 City of Chicago Issues First Emerging Business Permit to E.A.T. Spots
Apr 9, 2014 One Year After Launch, Foodborne Chicago Continues to Enhance Food Safety

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Supporting Information

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Updated Food Inspection Data is here