CCDPH Food Safety Program

To ensure the safety of food for consumption in suburban Cook County (excluding Oak Park, Stickney Township, Evanston and Skokie), CCDPH’s food safety program :

  • inspects food establishments and responds to food complaints in unincorporated areas and 31 incorporated contract towns
  • issues retail licenses to food establishments in unincorporated areas
  • investigates foodborne illnesses resulting from eating in a food establishment
  • grants permits for temporary food establishments in unincorporated areas
  • reviews cottage food applications

Contact information

To request an inspection in unincorporated Cook County, please contact George Papadopoulos at 708-974-7107.

To request an inspection in one of our 31 contract towns contact Kamala Nagaraj at 847-818-2844.

To apply for a license in unincorporated Cook County, please contact George Papadopoulos at 708-974-7107.

To report a foodborne illness, please call 708-836-8699 or use our complaint form so we may begin an investigation.

To file a restaurant complaint, contact Kamala Nagaraj at 847-818-2844 or use our complaint form.