Food Safety Program
New Ordinance Highlights
~ Mission Statement ~
To promote healthy people and healthy communities through the education and regulation of our food service establishments.
Our Food Safety Program assures that food provided for human consumption is wholesome and is produced under safe and sanitary conditions. All food service establishments that sell or serve food to the public must obtain an Annual Food and Beverage Permit and comply with the Illinois Department of Public Health's Food Service and Retail Food Store Sanitation Codes with City amendments. The types of establishments permitted include, restaurants, grocery stores, bars, delis, schools and nursing homes.
East Moline currently permits approximately 135 permanent food establishments. The majority of these facilities have one to two unannounced inspections per year, based on their risk classification. Main objectives during routine inspections are to ensure that safe food handling techniques are being followed, to educate food handlers when violations are observed, and to ensure that the facility is in compliance with all applicable health codes.
Any person or persons who wish to operate any kind of food facility: restaurants, bars, markets, concession stands, temporary stands, mobile food units and special events, must obtain a Permit to Operate from the East Moline Health Department.