Food Safety and Inspections
Temporary Food Service Event Training
The Temporary Food Service Event Training class covers food safety, sanitation and code requirements that are essential to conducting a safe, sanitary and successful temporary food service event in Lake County for a reduced fee. This class provides temporary food service event vendors/workers with a better understanding of how handling food correctly prevents foodborne illness. Although the class is aimed to educate not-for-profit temporary event vendors who don't have a certified food service manager (5-year expiration) or trained food handlers (3-year expiration), any vendor may attend. The Temporary Food Service Event Training Certificate is valid for one (1) year from the date of training. Please call (847) 377-8040 for more information on the class.
Below are educational tools that may be used to educate food service employees in food service facilities:
This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of the most recent updates in the 2008 Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Code.
LCHD Educational Presentation on Cooling of Foods
LCHD Educational Presentation on Cold Holding
These PowerPoint presentations (quizzes included) are a review of how to cool hot foods properly (Cooling of Foods) and how to keep cold food cold (Cold Holding).
Food Safety Game
The Food Safety Game is a fun and easy way to teach food handlers the basics of food safety and sanitation. The game uses Microsoft PowerPoint to run and works similar to the game Jeopardy. Click on the links below to download the game, playing instructions and answer/score sheets.
In addition, Environmental Health staff perform routine inspections on various facilities in the county. Included in the program are the following facilities:
Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools
Responsible for Routine Inspections and Complaint Investigations for:
Swimming Pools: 104 (indoor) 184 (outdoor)
Bathing Beaches: 108
Tanning Salons: 32
Inspections may include water sampling, analysis and surveys of swimming facilities.