New IL Requirements – Allergen Training

There are new requirements for certified Food Managers working in restaurants in Illinois which is effective starting January 1, 2018.  All certified Food Managers must complete an additional allergen training program.  The Allergen Certificate must be kept at the establishment and be available to the health inspector upon request.

Allergen courses will be starting soon.  Please call (708) 349-4916 for more information.


New IL Requirements – State License

Effective January 1, 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health will not be issuing a state manager certificate/license. Managers will no longer need to submit the $35 state fee for the state certificate. The ANSI/CFP manager certification (i.e. ServSafe Manager Certificate) will be proof that state requirements have been met.


Online Food Handler Course for Non-Restaurants

We are now offering an Online Food Handler Course for Non-Restaurants.  Non-restaurants include hospitals, nursing homes, schools, day care centers, and retail food stores such as grocery stores, convenient stores, and gas stations, which handle food.

Effective July 1, 2016, all food handlers working in a non-restaurant must have a Food Handler certificate within 30 days of employment.  A food handler is an individual who works with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces.

The cost of the online cost is $15.  To register for this course, click here.