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Allergen Requirements – Illinois

Food Allergy Awareness Signage – Illinois Requirements

A restaurant shall display a notice indicating to consumers that any information regarding food allergies must be communicated to an employee of the restaurant. Then, that employee shall communicate that food allergy information to the Person in Charge (PIC) or Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on duty at this establishment.

IDPH has created a “Notice to Consumers” sign that meets the requirements of the Act and is available for download here.

A restaurant is in compliance with this allergen signage requirement if one of the following is met:

  1. A restaurant posts the signage IDPH created and it is posted in an area where consumers can easily see it.
  2. A multi-state business or franchisee that has an internal policy that requires a notice to be displayed or statement regarding food allergies to be provided on the menu.
  3. A restaurant displays a notice regarding food allergies or provides a statement regarding food allergies on its menu that was approved in another state prior to August 23, 2019.
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