Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Article I - Food Service Sanitation Code

Any per­son who shall vio­late any of the pro­vi­sions of this Code shall be guilty of a mis­de­meanor and, upon con­vic­tion there­of, shall be pun­ished by a fine not to exceed One Thou­sand Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($1,500.00) or impris­on­ment of not to exceed six (6) months, as may be deemed nec­es­sary.  In addi­tion there­to, such per­son may be enjoined from con­tin­u­ing such vio­la­tions.  Each day upon which vio­la­tion occurs shall con­sti­tute a sep­a­rate violation.

(Ord. No. 10–03–05)

When the Health Author­i­ty has rea­son­able cause to sus­pect pos­si­bil­i­ty of dis­ease trans­mis­sion from any food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store employ­ee, the Health Author­i­ty shall secure a mor­bid­i­ty his­to­ry of the sus­pect­ed employ­ee, or make such oth­er inves­ti­ga­tion as may be indi­cat­ed, and take appro­pri­ate action.  The Health Author­i­ty may require any or all of the fol­low­ing mea­sures: (a) the imme­di­ate exclu­sion of the employ­ee from all food ser­vice estab­lish­ments and retail stores; (b) the imme­di­ate clo­sure of the estab­lish­ment con­cerned until, in the opin­ion of the Health Author­i­ty, no fur­ther dan­ger of dis­ease out­break exists; (c) restric­tion of the employee’s ser­vices to some area of the estab­lish­ment where there would be no dan­ger of trans­mit­ting dis­eases and (d) ade­quate med­ical and lab­o­ra­to­ry exam­i­na­tion of the employ­ee, of oth­er employ­ees, and of their body dis­charges if necessary.

When a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store is here­after con­struct­ed or exten­sive­ly remod­eled, or when an exist­ing struc­ture is con­vert­ed for use as a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store, prop­er­ly pre­pared plans and spec­i­fi­ca­tions of such con­struc­tion, remod­el­ing or alter­ation, show­ing, lay­out, arrange­ment, and con­struc­tion mate­ri­als of work areas, and the loca­tion, size, and type of fixed equip­ment and facil­i­ties shall be sub­mit­ted to the Health Author­i­ty before such work is begun.  Fees may be charged by the Board of Health to off­set the cost of review­ing plans.  Fees are to be set by the Board of Health.

Food from food ser­vice estab­lish­ments out­side of the juris­dic­tion of the Health Author­i­ty of the Coun­ty may be sold with­in the Coun­ty, if such food ser­vice estab­lish­ments con­form to the pro­vi­sions of this Code or to sub­stan­tial­ly equiv­a­lent pro­vi­sions.  To deter­mine the extent of com­pli­ance with such pro­vi­sions, the Health Author­i­ty may accept reports from respon­si­ble author­i­ties in oth­er juris­dic­tions where such food ser­vice estab­lish­ments are located.

Food may be exam­ined or sam­pled by the Health Author­i­ty as often as may be nec­es­sary to deter­mine free­dom from adul­ter­ation or mis­brand­ing.  The Health Author­i­ty may upon writ­ten notice to the own­er or per­son in charge, place a hold order on any food which he deter­mines, or has prob­a­ble cause to believe to be unwhole­some, or oth­er­wise, adul­ter­at­ed, or mis­brand­ed.  Under a hold order, food shall be per­mit­ted to be suit­ably stored.  It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to remove or alter a hold order notice or tag placed on food by the Health Author­i­ty, and nei­ther such food nor the con­tain­ers there­of shall be labeled, repacked, reprocessed, altered, dis­posed of, or destroyed, with­out per­mis­sion of the Health Author­i­ty, except on order by a court of com­pe­tent juris­dic­tion.  After the own­er or per­son in charge has had a hear­ing as pro­vid­ed for in Sec­tion 18–1‑13, and on the basis of evi­dence pro­duced at such hear­ing, or on the basis of his exam­i­na­tion in the event a writ­ten request for a hear­ing is not received, with­in ten (10) days, the Health Author­i­ty may vacate the hold order, or may be writ­ten order direct the own­er or per­son in charge of the food which was placed under the hold order to dena­ture or destroy such food or bring it into com­pli­ance with pro­vi­sions of this Code; pro­vid­ed that such order of the Health Author­i­ty to dena­ture or destroy such food or bring it into com­pli­ance with the pro­vi­sions of this Code shall be stayed if the order is appealed to a court of com­pe­tent juris­dic­tion with­in three (3) days.

Inspec­tions of Food Ser­vice and Retail Food Estab­lish­ments will be per­formed at inter­vals required under their clas­si­fi­ca­tion as either 
“Cat­e­go­ry I”, “Cat­e­go­ry II”, and “Cat­e­go­ry III” as deter­mined by the Health Author­i­ty.  Addi­tion­al fol­low up inspec­tions (rechecks) and com­plaint inves­ti­ga­tions will be per­formed as often as nec­es­sary for the prop­er admin­is­tra­tion of the Illi­nois Food Laws.

(A) Access to Estab­lish­ment.  The Health Author­i­ty, after prop­er iden­ti­fi­ca­tion shall be per­mit­ted to enter, at any rea­son­able time, any food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store with­in the Coun­ty for the pur­pose of mak­ing inspec­tions to deter­mine com­pli­ance with this Code.  They shall be per­mit­ted to exam­ine the records of the estab­lish­ment to obtain per­ti­nent infor­ma­tion per­tain­ing to food and sup­plies pur­chased, received, or used and per­sons employed.

(B) Pro­ce­dures for Report­ing Inspec­tion Find­ings.  When­ev­er an inspec­tion of a retail food estab­lish­ment is made, the find­ings will be record­ed on the appro­pri­ate food inspec­tion form.  This inspec­tion report form will sum­ma­rize the require­ments of the Illi­nois Food Ser­vice San­i­ta­tion Code and will set forth a weight­ed point val­ue for each requirement.

Inspec­tion remarks shall be writ­ten to ref­er­ence, by rule num­ber, the sec­tion vio­lat­ed and will state the cor­rec­tion to be made.  The rat­ing score of the weight­ed point val­ues of all vio­la­tions sub­tract­ed from 100.  A copy of the com­plet­ed inspec­tion report form will be fur­nished to the per­son in charge of the estab­lish­ment at the con­clu­sion of the inspec­tion.  The com­plet­ed inspec­tion report form is a pub­lic doc­u­ment and will be made avail­able for pub­lic dis­clo­sure to any per­son who requests it.

A copy of the most recent Inspec­tion Report of the estab­lish­ment shall be dis­played in a promi­nent loca­tion with­in the estab­lish­ment, in such a man­ner as it may be eas­i­ly observed by the con­sum­ing pub­lic.  Fail­ure to dis­play the pre­vi­ous Inspec­tion Report shall be a 5 point weight­ed item on the inspection.

(C) Cor­rec­tion of Vio­la­tions.  The com­plet­ed inspec­tion report form will spec­i­fy a rea­son­able peri­od of time for the cor­rec­tion of the vio­la­tions found.  The cor­rec­tion of the vio­la­tions will be accom­plished with­in the peri­od spec­i­fied in accor­dance with the fol­low­ing provisions:

  1. If an immi­nent health haz­ard exists, such as com­plete lack of refrig­er­a­tion or sewage back­up in the estab­lish­ment, the estab­lish­ment shall be required to cease oper­a­tions until the vio­la­tion has been abated.
  2. All vio­la­tions of a 4 or 5 point weight­ed item shall be cor­rect­ed as soon as pos­si­ble.  Fol­low-up (Recheck) inspec­tions will be con­duct­ed to con­firm correction.
  3. All 1 and 2 point weight­ed items shall be cor­rect­ed as soon as possible.
  4. When the rat­ing score of the estab­lish­ment is less than 60, the estab­lish­ment shall ini­ti­ate cor­rec­tive action on all iden­ti­fi­able vio­la­tions with­in forty-eight (48) hours.  One or more re-inspec­­­tions (rechecks) will be con­duct­ed at rea­son­able time inter­vals to deter­mine if cor­rec­tion action has been made.

(D) Ser­vice of Notices.  Notices pro­vid­ed for under this Sec­tion shall be deemed to have been prop­er­ly served when the orig­i­nal of the inspec­tion report form or oth­er notice has been deliv­ered per­son­al­ly to the per­mit hold­er or per­son in charge, or such notice has been sent by reg­is­tered or cer­ti­fied mail, return receipt request­ed, to the last known address or the per­mit hold­er.  A copy of such notice shall be filed with the records of the Health Authority.

Per­mits not applied or paid for after six­ty (60) days due will be charged one and one-half (1.5) times the orig­i­nal per­mit fee after the six­ty (60) day time peri­od, a late fee of two (2) times the orig­i­nal fee is to be charged for appli­ca­tions over nine­ty (90) days due.

The fol­low­ing fees shall be required for food ser­vice estab­lish­ments, mobile food units, sea­son­al food ser­vice estab­lish­ments, and retail food stores.  The annu­al license fee for food ser­vice estab­lish­ments shall be deter­mined by “seat­ing capac­i­ty” and “cat­e­go­ry rat­ing”.  Mobile food units and sea­son­al food ser­vice estab­lish­ments will pay an annu­al fee.  Retail food stores fees shall be based by “square footage”.  The fol­low­ing fee sched­ule shall apply:

(A)               Food Ser­vice and Sea­son­al Food Ser­vice Units.

Fees Effec­tive Jan­u­ary 1, 2010

Seat­ing Capac­i­ty       Cat­e­go­ry III Est.     Cat­e­go­ry II Est.      Cat­e­go­ry I Est.

0 to 50 Seats                        $65.00                      $75.00                      $85.00

50 to 75 Seats                    $105.00                     $115.00                     $125.00

Over 75 Seats                     $135.00                     $145.00                     $155.00

With­out Seat­ing                  $105.00                     $115.00                     $125.00

(B)               Retail Food Establishment.

Estab­lish­ment Sq. Footage                                  Effec­tive Jan­u­ary 1, 2010

1 to 4,999 Sq. Ft.                                                                      $80.00

5,000 to 15,000 Sq. Ft.                                                            $120.00

Over 15,000 Sq. Ft.                                                                  $155.00

(C)               Mobile Food Units.

                                                                             Effec­tive Jan­u­ary 1, 2006

Units serv­ing non-poten­­­tial­­­ly haz­ardous foods                               $35.00

Units serv­ing poten­tial­ly haz­ardous foods                                     $60.00

(D)               Sea­son­al Food Service.

                                                                             Effec­tive Jan­u­ary 1, 2006

Non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions                                                        No Charge

Prof­it orga­ni­za­tions                                                                    $40.00

(E)               Tem­po­rary Food Ser­vice.  The Board of Health may charge a fee for tem­po­rary food ser­vice oper­a­tions, the fee to be set by the Board of Health.

(F)               Fol­low-Up Inspec­tion (Recheck) Fees.  Fol­low-up inspec­tions (recheck) fees may be charged when a fol­low-up inspec­tion (recheck) is required for crit­i­cal vio­la­tions that can­not be cor­rect­ed at time of the orig­i­nal inspec­tion.  A pro­gres­sive charge is to be made for fail­ure to cor­rect the vio­la­tion and requir­ing addi­tion­al inspec­tions.  The fees are as follows:

Charge for first fol­low-up inspec­tion (recheck)                          $25.00

Charge for sec­ond fol­low-up inspec­tion (recheck)                     $50.00

Charge for third fol­low-up inspec­tion (recheck)                        $75.00

Fol­low-up inspec­tion (recheck) fees are to be paid at time of inspec­tion.  If not a bill is to be sent and if not paid, added to annu­al per­mit fee.  The annu­al per­mit is not to be issued until all fees are paid.

Any per­son aggriev­ed by the deci­sion of the Health Author­i­ty ren­dered as the result of a hear­ing held in accor­dance with this Sec­tion may file in the office of the Health Depart­ment a writ­ten request for a hear­ing at a time and place des­ig­nat­ed by the Sec­re­tary of the Board of Health with­in thir­ty (30) days of the date of which the writ­ten request was filed.  The peti­tion­er for the hear­ing shall be noti­fied of the time and place of the hear­ing not less than five (5) days pri­or to the date on which the hear­ing is to be held.  If, as a result of facts elicit­ed as a result of the hear­ing, the Board of Health finds that strict com­pli­ance with the deci­sion of the Health Author­i­ty would cause undue hard­ship on the peti­tion­er, and that the pub­lic health would be ade­quate­ly pro­tect­ed and sub­stan­tial jus­tice done by grant­i­ng a vari­ance from the deci­sion of the Admin­is­tra­tor or Act­ing Admin­is­tra­tor, the Board of Health may grant a vari­ance and as

a con­di­tion for such vari­ance, may, where it deems nec­es­sary, make require­ments which are addi­tion­al to those pre­scribed by this Code, all for the pur­pose of prop­er­ly pro­tect­ing the pub­lic health.  The Board of Health shall ren­der a deci­sion with­in ten (10) days after the date of the hear­ing which shall be reduced to writ­ing and placed on file in the office of the Health Depart­ment and a copy there­of shall be served on the peti­tion­er per­son­al­ly or by deliv­ery to the peti­tion­er per­son­al­ly or by deliv­ery to the peti­tion­er by cer­ti­fied mail.

Any per­son affect­ed by any order issued by the Health Depart­ment in con­nec­tion with the enforce­ment of any Sec­tion of this Code, may file in the office of the Health Depart­ment a writ­ten request for a hear­ing before the Health Author­i­ty.  The Health Author­i­ty shall hold a hear­ing at a time and place des­ig­nat­ed by him with­in thir­ty (30) days from the date on which the writ­ten request was filed.  The peti­tion­er for the hear­ing shall be noti­fied of the time and place of the hear­ing not less than five (5) days pri­or to the date on which the hear­ing is to be held.  If, as a result of the hear­ing, the Health Author­i­ty finds that strict com­pli­ance with the order or notice would cause undue hard­ship on the peti­tion­er, and that the pub­lic health would be ade­quate­ly pro­tect­ed and sub­stan­tial jus­tice done by vary­ing or with­draw­ing the order or notice, the Health Author­i­ty may mod­i­fy or with­draw the order or notice and as a con­di­tion for such action may, where they deem it nec­es­sary, make require­ments which are addi­tion­al to those pre­scribed in this Code for the pur­pose of prop­er­ly pro­tect­ing the pub­lic health.  The Health Author­i­ty shall ren­der a deci­sion with­in ten (10) work­ing days after the date of the hear­ing which shall be reduced to writ­ing and placed on file in the office of the Health Depart­ment as a mat­ter of pub­lic record.  Any per­son aggriev­ed by the deci­sion of the Health Author­i­ty may seek relief there­from through a hear­ing before the Board of Health.

For seri­ous or repeat­ed vio­la­tions of any of the require­ments of this Code, or for inter­fer­ence with the Health Author­i­ty in the per­for­mance of their duties, the per­mit may be per­ma­nent­ly revoked after an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a hear­ing has been pro­vid­ed by the Health Author­i­ty.  Pri­or to such action, the Health Author­i­ty shall noti­fy the per­mit hold­er in writ­ing, stat­ing the rea­sons for which the per­mit is sub­ject to revo­ca­tion and advis­ing that the per­mit shall be per­ma­nent­ly revoked at the end of ten (10) work­ing days fol­low­ing ser­vice of such notice, unless a request for a hear­ing is filed with the Health Author­i­ty, by the per­mit hold­er, with­in the ten (10) day peri­od.  A per­mit may be sus­pend­ed for a cause pend­ing its revo­ca­tion or a hear­ing relat­ed hereto.

Upon revo­ca­tion of an establishment’s per­mit, the Health Author­i­ty shall noti­fy the State’s Attor­ney of the coun­ty in which the estab­lish­ment is locat­ed.  It shall be the State’s Attorney’s office to enforce clo­sure of the establishment.

Any per­son whose per­mit has been sus­pend­ed may, at any time, make appli­ca­tion for rein­spec­tion for the pur­pose of rein­state­ment of the per­mit.  With­in ten (10) work­ing days fol­low­ing receipt of the writ­ten request, includ­ing a state­ment signed by the appli­cant that in his opin­ion the con­di­tions caus­ing sus­pen­sion of the per­mit have been cor­rect­ed, the Health Author­i­ty shall make a rein­spec­tion. If the appli­cant is com­ply­ing with the require­ments of this Code, the per­mit shall be reinstated.

Per­mits may be sus­pend­ed tem­porar­i­ly by the Health Author­i­ty for fail­ure of the per­mit hold­er to com­ply with the require­ments of this Code. When­ev­er a per­mit hold­er or oper­a­tor has failed to com­ply with any notice issued under the pro­vi­sions of Divi­sion II of this Code, the per­mit hold­er or oper­a­tor shall be noti­fied in writ­ing that the per­mit is, upon ser­vice of the notice, imme­di­ate­ly sus­pend­ed and that an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a hear­ing will be pro­vid­ed if a writ­ten request for a hear­ing is filed with the Health Author­i­ty by the per­mit hold­er.  Upon sus­pen­sion of the per­mit all food ser­vice activ­i­ties shall cease and resume only after the per­mit is reinstated.

Upon the sus­pen­sion of the per­mit, the per­mit shall be removed from the estab­lish­ment and returned to the Health Depart­ment. Notwith­stand­ing the oth­er pro­vi­sions of this Code, when­ev­er the Health Author­i­ty finds unsan­i­tary or oth­er con­di­tions on oper­a­tion of a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store which, in their judg­ment, con­sti­tute a sub­stan­tial haz­ard to the pub­lic health, they may with­out warn­ing, notice of hear­ing, issue a writ­ten notice to the per­mit hold­er or oper­a­tor cit­ing such con­di­tion, spec­i­fy­ing the cor­rec­tive action to be tak­en, and spec­i­fy­ing the time peri­od with­in which such action shall be tak­en; and, if deemed nec­es­sary such order shall state that the per­mit is imme­di­ate­ly sus­pend­ed, and all oper­a­tions as a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store are to be imme­di­ate­ly dis­con­tin­ued. Any per­son to whom such an order is issued shall com­ply imme­di­ate­ly there­with, but upon writ­ten peti­tion to the Health Author­i­ty shall be afford­ed a hear­ing as soon as possible.

If upon the receipt of an appli­ca­tion to renew a per­mit the Health Author­i­ty, after review of the records or inspec­tion of the facil­i­ty, deter­mines that the facil­i­ty has failed to cor­rect seri­ous or repeat­ed vio­la­tions of this Code, the per­mit will not be issued and the Health Author­i­ty shall noti­fy the appli­cant imme­di­ate­ly there­of.  Such notice shall state the rea­sons for not renew­ing the per­mit.  The appli­cant will be giv­en a spe­cif­ic time peri­od to cor­rect the vio­la­tions by the Health Author­i­ty.  An inspec­tion of the estab­lish­ment shall be con­duct­ed after the giv­en time peri­od.  If the vio­la­tions have been cor­rect­ed, the Health Author­i­ty will then issue the per­mit.  If the vio­la­tions have not been cor­rect­ed, the per­mit will not be issued and a notice for a hear­ing shall be issued.  Such notice shall state that an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a hear­ing shall be pro­vid­ed for the appli­cant upon their writ­ten request.  The hear­ing will be held at a time and place des­ig­nat­ed by the Health Author­i­ty.  Such hear­ing shall be sched­uled not lat­er than ten (10) work­ing days from the date request­ed is received.  The notice referred to in this para­graph shall be deliv­ered to the appli­cant in per­son by the Health Author­i­ty or may be sent reg­is­tered mail, return receipt request­ed.  A per­mit which has expired shall be removed from the estab­lish­ment and returned to the Health Authority.

Any per­son desir­ing to oper­ate a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment, mobile food unit, sea­son­al food ser­vice estab­lish­ment, or retail food store or to renew an expired per­mit shall make writ­ten appli­ca­tion for a per­mit on forms pro­vid­ed by the Health Author­i­ty.  Such appli­ca­tion shall include; the applicant’s full name and post office address and whether such appli­cant is an indi­vid­ual, firm, or cor­po­ra­tion, and a part­ner­ship, the names of part­ners, togeth­er with their address­es shall be includ­ed; the loca­tion, risk fac­tor, cat­e­go­ry, seat­ing capac­i­ty of food ser­vice estab­lish­ments, square footage of retail stores, and type of the pro­posed food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store; and the sig­na­ture of the appli­cant or appli­cants.  If the appli­cant is for a tem­po­rary food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store it shall also include the inclu­sive dates of the pro­posed operation.

(A) Upon receipt of an ini­tial appli­ca­tion, the Health Author­i­ty shall make an inspec­tion of the estab­lish­ment to deter­mine com­pli­ance with the pro­vi­sions of this Code.  When inspec­tion reveals that the applic­a­ble require­ments of this Code have been met, a per­mit shall be issued to the appli­cant by the Health Authority.

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to oper­ate a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment, mobile food unit, tem­po­rary food ser­vice estab­lish­ment, sea­son­al food ser­vice estab­lish­ment, or retail food store with­in the Coun­ty of Union, State of Illi­nois, who does not pos­sess a valid per­mit issued to them by the Health Author­i­ty.  Only a per­son who com­plies with the require­ments of this Code shall be enti­tled to receive and retain such a per­mit.  Per­mits shall not be trans­fer­able from one per­son to anoth­er per­son or place.  A valid per­mit shall be post­ed in a con­spic­u­ous place in every food ser­vice estab­lish­ment in view of the con­sum­ing public.

Per­mits for per­ma­nent food ser­vice estab­lish­ments, mobile food units, sea­son­al food ser­vice estab­lish­ments, and retail food stores shall remain the prop­er­ty of the Health Author­i­ty and shall expire on Decem­ber 31 of the year of the date of issuance or expi­ra­tion of the per­mit time peri­od.  Per­mits for tem­po­rary food ser­vice estab­lish­ments and tem­po­rary retail food stores shall be issued for a peri­od of time not to exceed four­teen (14) days.

(A) Enforce­ment and Inter­pre­ta­tion; Food Ser­vice Estab­lish­ments.  In addi­tion to those pro­vi­sions set forth in Divi­sions I and II, this Code shall be inter­pret­ed and enforced in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions set forth in the cur­rent unabridged form of Sec­tion 750.10 through 750.1700 of the State of Illi­nois, Illi­nois Admin­is­tra­tive Code Title 77: Pub­lic Health, Chap­ter I: Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health, Sub­chap­ter m: Food, Drugs, and Cos­met­ics, Part 750 Food Ser­vice San­i­ta­tion Code, and any sub­se­quent revi­sions there­to and all guide­lines and pro­ce­dures as estab­lished by the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health, Divi­sion of Food, Drugs, and Dairies, three (3) cer­ti­fied copies of which shall be on file in the office of the Coun­ty Clerk.

(B) Enforce­ment and Inter­pre­ta­tion; Retail Food Stores.  In addi­tion to those pro­vi­sions set forth in Divi­sions I and II, this Code shall be inter­pret­ed and enforced in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions set forth in the cur­rent unabridged form of Sec­tion 760.10 through 760.1760 of the State of Illi­nois, Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health Pub­li­ca­tion 19.000 Titled “Retail Food Store San­i­ta­tion Rules and Reg­u­la­tions”, and any sub­se­quent revi­sions there­to and all guide­lines and pro­ce­dures as estab­lished by the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health, Divi­sion of Food, Drugs, and Dairies, three (3) cer­ti­fied copies of which shall be on file in the office of the Coun­ty Clerk.

The fol­low­ing def­i­n­i­tions shall apply in the inter­pre­ta­tion and the enforce­ment of this Code:

(A) Ade­quate shall mean accept­able or suf­fi­cient as deter­mined by the Health Authority.

(B) Approved shall mean accept­able to the Health Author­i­ty based on their deter­mi­na­tion as to con­form with appro­pri­ate stan­dards and good pub­lic health practices.

(C) Autho­rized Rep­re­sen­ta­tive shall mean the legal­ly des­ig­nat­ed Health Author­i­ty of the South­ern Sev­en Health Depart­ment and shall include those per­sons des­ig­nat­ed by the Health Author­i­ty to enforce the pro­vi­sions of this Code.

(D) Board of Health shall mean forUnion Coun­ty, Illi­nois the South­ern Sev­en Board of Health or its autho­rized representative.

(E) Cat­e­go­ry I Facil­i­ty shall mean a food estab­lish­ment that presents a high rel­a­tive risk of caus­ing food borne ill­ness based on the large num­ber of food han­dling oper­a­tions typ­i­cal­ly impli­cat­ed in food borne out­breaks and/or the type of pop­u­la­tion served by the facility.

(F) Cat­e­go­ry II Facil­i­ty shall mean a food estab­lish­ment that presents a medi­um risk of caus­ing food borne ill­ness based upon few food han­dling oper­a­tions typ­i­cal­ly impli­cat­ed in food borne ill­ness outbreaks.

(G) Cat­e­go­ry III Facil­i­ty shall mean a food estab­lish­ment that presents a low risk of caus­ing food borne ill­ness based upon few or no food han­dling oper­a­tions typ­i­cal­ly impli­cat­ed in food borne ill­ness outbreaks.

(H) Food shall mean any raw, cooked, or processed edi­ble sub­stance, ice, bev­er­age or ingre­di­ent used or intend­ed for use in whole or in part for human consumption.

(I) Food Ser­vice Estab­lish­ment shall mean any place where food is pre­pared and intend­ed for, though not lim­it­ed to, indi­vid­ual por­tion ser­vice and includ­ed the site which indi­vid­ual por­tions are pro­vid­ed.  The term includes any such place regard­less of whether con­sump­tion is on or off the premis­es and regard­less of whether there is charge for the food.

(J) Mobile Food Unit shall mean a vehi­­­cle-moun­t­ed food ser­vice estab­lish­ment designed to be read­i­ly movable.

(K) Per­mit shall mean a writ­ten per­mit issued by the Board of Health or its autho­rized rep­re­sen­ta­tive, per­mit­ting the oper­a­tion of a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store.

(L) Per­mit Hold­er shall mean an indi­vid­ual, firm, part­ner­ship, com­pa­ny, cor­po­ra­tion, trustee, asso­ci­a­tion or pub­lic or pri­vate enti­ty who is direct­ly or indi­rect­ly respon­si­ble for the oper­a­tion of a food ser­vice estab­lish­ment or retail food store.

(M) Sea­son­al Food Ser­vice Estab­lish­ments shall mean oper­a­tions not last­ing more than six (6) months and are asso­ci­at­ed with one event.

(N) Tem­po­rary Food Ser­vice Estab­lish­ment shall mean food ser­vice estab­lish­ments that oper­ate at a fixed loca­tion for a peri­od of time of not more than four­teen (14) con­sec­u­tive days in con­junc­tion with a sin­gle event or celebration.