Jackson County Health Department

Promoting Health, Preventing Illness, Protecting our Environment and Preparing for Emergencies

Food and Food Regulations


Public Questions and Concerns

What do the scores on food inspection reports mean?

Where can I find food establishment inspection reports?

Where can I file a complaint about a food service?

What is foodborne illness (sometimes called “food poisoning”)?

How do I report a suspected case of foodborne illness?

Have there been any recent food recalls?

Where can I find information on selling food at farmers’ markets?

How can teachers and students find more information on food safety?

Temporary Food Permits

What events require a temporary food permit?

Where can I get the temporary food guidelines and permit application and how much does it cost?

Business Owners

How can I apply for a food permit?

What are the minimum requirements for a mobile food service, "food truck"?

What information is available to assist in planning a new food service business?

Where can I find the Illinois Food Code and the FDA Food Code?

     Where can I find the Jackson County Food Service Ordinance?

Where can I find the Bed and Breakfast Ordinance?

Are home kitchen operations allowed in Jackson County?

What should a food service do in case of a boil water alert?

Food Service Training

What are the requirements to be a Certified Food Protection Manager and how do I get training?

What is the difference between food handler training and a food protection manager certificate?

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