My Staff attended a meeting this week held for the 48th Ward restaurant owners hosted by Alderman Osterman and Gerrin Butler from the City’s Public Health Department. This joint meeting was intended to answer questions pertaining to the Public Health’s inspection process and new policies for restaurants and food establishments. The City’s Public Health presentation was very informative and useful for those restaurants that attended so I wanted to share a brief overview of the upcoming changes for all Chicago restaurants.
If you are a 40th Ward restaurant owner and would like to participate in a similar discussion with the City’s Public Health Department, please email my staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about your interest.
Chicago’s Public Health Department would like all restaurant owners and employees to know that effective July 1, 2018, the City of Chicago will implement new requirements that all food service establishments must follow. These requirements are based on the latest science and conform to federal guidelines and to state and local laws. These new requirements include the need to establish some written policies and procedures, participate in certain training sessions, label certain foods, and install hand sinks in certain areas. There will also be a number of pro-business changes such as eliminating the need for prior approval for certain practices.
To help owners, operators, and managers of food service establishments become familiar with these new requirements, the Chicago Department of Public Health is hosting a number of trainings. During these trainings, participants will have an opportunity to learn how these new requirements will change the inspection process, obtain written information and templates to help them comply with the new requirements, and ask questions.
If you would like to sign up for one of the free workshops being offered by the Chicago Department of Public Health, please visit the Eventbrite link here.
Below please find the remaining workshop dates in June:
How to Prepare for Chicago’s New Food Code
2133 W Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60612
June 1: 9:00-10:30am
June 19: 3:00-4:30pm
June 22: 9:00-10:30am
June 27: 3:00-4:30pm
Ald. Pat O’Connor