Health Department Invites Public Comment on 2016 Food Ordinance Changes
The Kane County Health Department will be accepting public comments on proposed changes to Chapter 11.5 Health and Sanitation of the Kane County Code during the comment period from now through midnight Sept. 15, 2015.
The Health Department proposes to amend the Chapter 11.5 Health and Sanitation Code to reflect changes in the Illinois law requiring food worker training, to assure the fee schedule meets the needs of the customer and addresses emerging vendor/food service establishment needs, and to update definitions and terms in the ordinance.
Changes in the proposed ordinance focus on:
Removal of Kane County Food Worker Training Requirement
This section is longer needed due to recent changes in Illinois law requiring food worker training that supersede it.
Fee schedule adjustment to better meet the needs of the customer
The current, cumbersome charitable not-for-profit waiver process is replaced with a clear fee schedule so that customers know their fee amount at the point of permit application. Fees are added for shared kitchens; supplemental kitchens; supplemental outdoor kitchens, bars, smokers, and grills; and for special needs such as “free to the public” events “sampling only” permits, and temporary fundraising events.
Addition of Shared Kitchens
The ordinance now addresses the growing public interest in the use of shared kitchen space.
Update of Definitions and Terms
Ordinance language and terms reflect current practice and the changes noted above.
Kane County Documents to Review
- This information in a printable pdf
- Proposed Food Ordinance Changes for 2016
- Proposed New Food Fees for 2016
- Current 2015 Food Fees for Comparison
To Provide Comments
- Email them to: email@example.com
- Phone them in by calling: 630-444-3040
- Mail or drop off to: Kane County Health Department, 1240 N. Highland Ave, Aurora, IL 60506