City of Chicago, IL Restaurant Posters


Chicago businesses in the food and beverage industry must post health-related food handling information. Use the drop-down menu to select the: (1) Communicable Disease Notice, (2) Consumer Advisory, and (3) Employee Health Notice. Posters sold separately.

SKU: 13202

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Restaurants in the City of Chicago, IL are required to inform patrons and employees in the food and beverage industry of certain health information. The Chicago restaurant posters provide specific health warnings that apply to restaurant employees and patrons to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The City of Chicago Department of Public Health develops required notices, inspects food service establishments and conducts public outreach campaigns.

  • Chicago, IL Communicable Disease Notice (#13202, #13206) – Chicago Sanitation Practices in Food Establishments (“Food Code”) (Plumbing, Toilet Facilities and Lavatory Facilities) prohibits a person with a communicable disease, gastrointestinal disturbance, sore throat or open wound from handling food, drink, utensils or equipment.  The Communicable Disease Notice must be posted in each toilet room, kitchen, or employees’ locker room.
  • Chicago, IL Employee Health Notice (#13203, #13207) – Chicago Municipal Code § 7-38-010 prohibits persons with a communicable disease, or affected with boils, infected wounds, sores, acute respiratory infection or intestinal disorder from working in any area of a food establishment in any capacity in which there is a likelihood of that person contaminating food or food- contact surfaces with pathogenic organisms or transmitting disease to other persons.  This poster is appropriate for food processing areas.
  • Chicago, IL Consumer Advisory Notice (#13204, #13208) – The Food Code (Food Preparation #6 – Consumer Advisory) requires a license holder to inform consumers by “issuing in written form” the statement that “consumption of raw or undercooked foods of animal origin such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, pork, poultry or shellfish may result in an increased risk of foodborne illness.  Individuals with certain underlying health conditions may be at higher risk and should consult their physician or public health official for further information.”

To file a complaint against a restaurant or food establishment, call 311 or 312.744.8500 if you are calling outside Chicago, or file a complaint online here.