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Allergen Awareness

With the adoption of PA 100-0367 on August 25, 2017, amendments to the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act were made to include an allergen awareness training requirement. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=100-0367

Who needs to be trained?

  • All certified food protection managers (CFPMs) working in a restaurant must complete additional allergen training using an approved allergen awareness training program.
  • Certificate of course completion must be kept at the establishment, made available to the health inspector upon request and is an item on the inspection report.


New regulations go into effect January 1, 2018. Enforcement begins July 1, 2018.

Link to Legislation:

Re-certification: Every 3 years.

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