Environmental Health Services
Food Sanitation Program
The goal of the Food Sanitation Program is to protect citizens from contracting and transmitting foodborne diseases and to educate food service operators and consumers about safe food handling practices.
Routine inspections are unannounced and based upon the food handling activities of each establishment. Category 1 receives 3 inspections per year, Category 2 receives 2 inspections per year, and Category 3 receives 1 inspection per year.
Complaints are investigated within seven working days. Foodborne illness, fire, and other disaster investigations are conducted immediately. Consultations and in-services are provided upon request. Plan reviews are conducted within five working days after proper information is submitted to the department.
Cottage Food Vendor Registration
The Cottage Food Operation Act (P.A.097-0393) became effective in Illinois on January 1, 2012. The Act requires Cottage Food Operations to register with local health departments before selling products to the public at a Farmers Market. The Act only applies to food sold at a Farmers Market. Click below to download the registration form, cottage food operation information handout, food service sanitation class list and a copy of the entire Act. If you have any questions, please contact the Environmental Health Division at (618) 296-6079.
Temporary Food Service Establishment
A Temporary Food Service Establishment is a food establishment that operates at a fixed location for a period of time not more than fourteen (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Every food stand operating at a temporary event is required to obtain a Temporary Food Service Sanitation Permit. Click below to download the application form and guidelines for temporary events. If you have any questions, please contact the Environmental Health division at (618) 296-6079.
The Health Department is now offering a one-hour Temporary Food Service Safety Class to assist food vendors in handling food safely at temporary events held in Madison County. The goal of this class is to provide an additional opportunity to ensure that individuals handling, preparing and serving food have the basic knowledge and skills to minimize potential hazards.
Class dates are as follows:
The class begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. and is located at the Madison County Health Department. There is NO COST to attend this class. Pre-registration is required. To register by phone, please call 618-296-6079 or e-mail email@example.com.
Food Service Sanitation Manager Refresher Course
For those who wish to renew their IDPH Certified Food Manager Licence, the Madison County Health Department offers a five-hour Refresher Course. Please note that you must complete the Refresher Course or take an approved examination BEFORE your license expires.
Dates for the 2013 Refresher Courses are as follows:
Refresher classes are held at the Madison County Health Department, 101 East Edwardsville Road in Wood River, Illinois.
Classes start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
The cost of the class is $50.00. Pre-registration is required. Please click on the link below to download the Refresher Application form. If you have any questions, please contact the Environmental Health Division at (618) 296-6079.
- Food Sanitation Ordinance - Amended January 2013
- Food Service Sanitation Code Changes (new)
- Food Service Inspection Scores
- Boil Order Guidelines for Food Service Establishments
- Boil Order for Residents
- Cooking Temperatures For Potentially Hazardous Foods
- Cooling Procedures
- Date Marking for Ready-to-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food
- Direct Hand Contact With Ready-To-Eat-Foods
- Dishwashing Procedures
- Food Safety Guidelines For Community Dinners
- Food Safety and Inspection Service Recall Information Center
- Food Service Sanitation Class List
- Illinois Dept. of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Class List
- Residential Power Outage
- Restaurant Power Outage
- Temperature Chart