Chicago Food Inspections

$179 / year

This dataset contains the restaurant inspections and other food establishments in Chicago from January 1, 2010 to the present.

Complexity

This information is derived from inspections of restaurants and other food establishments in Chicago. Inspections are performed by staff from the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Food Protection Program using a standardized procedure. The results of the inspection are inputted into a database, then reviewed and approved by a State of Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP).

Chicago is home to 16,000 food establishments like restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, wholesalers, lunchrooms, mobile food vendors and more. It is done by inspecting food businesses, responding to complaints and food recalls. Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) also offers education to food service managers.

Effective July 1, 2018, the City of Chicago implements new requirements that all food service establishments must follow. These requirements are based on the latest science and conform to federal guidelines and to state and local laws. These new requirements include the need to establish some written policies and procedures, participate in certain trainings, label certain foods, and install hand sinks in certain areas.

Disclaimer: Attempts have been made to minimize any and all duplicate inspection reports. However, the dataset may still contain such duplicates and the appropriate precautions should be exercised when viewing or analyzing these data. The result of the inspections (pass, pass with conditions or fail) as well as the violations noted are based on the findings identified and reported by the inspector at the time of the inspection, and may not reflect the findings noted at other times.

Date Created

2011-08-09

Last Modified

2020-06-10

Version

2020-06-10

Update Frequency

Quarterly

Temporal Coverage

2010 to 2020

Spatial Coverage

Chicago

Source

John Snow Labs; Chicago Department of Public Health;

Source License URL

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Food Inspections, Inspections of Restaurants, Restaurants Checking, Inspections, Food Service Managers, Food Inspectors, Food Establishments, Food Protection Program

Other Titles

Chicago Restaurant Inspections, Food Inspectors in Chicago

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Inspection_IDInspection Identification number for record purposeintegerlevel : Nominal
DBA_Name‘Doing business as.’ This is the legal name of the establishment.string-
License_NumberThis is a unique number assigned to the establishment for the purposes of licensing by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.integerlevel : Nominal
Facility_TypeEach establishment is described by one of the following: bakery, banquet hall, candy store, caterer, coffee shop, day care center (for ages less than 2), day care center (for ages 2 – 6), day care center (combo, for ages less than 2 and 2 – 6 combined), gas station, Golden Diner, grocery store, hospital, long term care center(nursing home), liquor store,string-
RiskEach establishment is categorized as to its risk of adversely affecting the public’s health, with 1 being the highest and 3 the lowest. The frequency of inspection is tied to this risk, with risk 1 establishments inspected most frequently and risk 3 least frequently.string-
AddressAddress where the facility is located.string-
CityCity where the facility is located.string-
StateState where the facility is located.string-
ZIP_CodeZIP Code where the facility is located.integerlevel : Nominal
Inspection_DateThis is the date the inspection occurred. A particular establishment is likely to have multiple inspections which are denoted by different inspection dates.date-
Inspection_TypeAn inspection can be one of the following types: canvass, the most common type of inspection performed at a frequency relative to the risk of the establishment; consultation, when the inspection is done at the request of the owner prior to the opening of the establishment; complaint,string-
Inspection_ResultsAn inspection can pass, pass with conditions or fail. Establishments receiving a ‘pass’ were found to have no critical or serious violations (violation number 1-14 and 15- 29, respectively). Establishments receiving a ‘pass with conditions’ were found to have critical or serious violations, but these were corrected during the inspection.string-
ViolationsAn establishment can receive one or more of 45 distinct violations (violation numbers 1-44 and 70). For each violation number listed for a given establishment, the requirement the establishment must meet in order for it to NOT receive a violation is noted, followed by a specific description of the findings that caused the violation to be issued.string-
LatitudeLatitude location of the facilitynumber-
LongitudeLongitude location of the facilitynumber-
Inspection IDDBA NameLicense NumberFacility TypeRiskAddressCityStateZIP CodeInspection DateInspection TypeInspection ResultsViolationsLatitudeLongitude
2373293RENALDI'S PIZZA2252464RestaurantRisk 1 (High)2827-2831 N BROADWAYCHICAGOIL606572020-06-02ComplaintNo Entry41.93353571-87.64454293
2373286DOLLAR TREE #64217261Grocery StoreRisk 3 (Low)2315 W 95TH STCHICAGOIL606432020-05-29CanvassOut of Business41.72085566-87.68031797
2373298ELEVEN ELEVEN2621747RestaurantRisk 3 (Low)1111-1113 W LAKE STCHICAGOIL606072020-06-03LicenseNot Ready41.8854266-87.65496569
2373274CITGO1244647Grocery StoreRisk 2 (Medium)10007 S MICHIGAN AVECHICAGOIL606282020-05-29Canvass Re-InspectionPass55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: OBSERVED UNFINISHED WALLS THROUGH OUT PREMISES DUE TO REMODELING. MUST COMPLETE TO PREVENT ENTRY POINTS FOR PEST.41.712474900000004-87.61996083
2373268CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL1382290RestaurantRisk 1 (High)1733 N DAMEN AVECHICAGOIL606472020-05-29CanvassPass w/ Conditions54. GARBAGE & REFUSE PROPERLY DISPOSED; FACILITIES MAINTAINED - Comments: OBSERVED EXCESSIVE GARBAGE AND LITTER ON THE GROUND SURROUNDING THE GARBAGE AND GREASE DUMPSTERS OUTSIDE OF THE RESTAURANT. MANAGEMENT CLEANED THE GARBAGE AND LITTER FROM THIS AREA DURING THE INSPECTION. PRIORITY FOUNDATION 7-38-020(B). NO CITATION ISSUED.41.913283899999996-87.67738028
2373266MAYFAIR RESTAURANT2405183RestaurantRisk 1 (High)4461 W Lawrence AVECHICAGOIL606302020-05-29CanvassFail3. MANAGEMENT, FOOD EMPLOYEE AND CONDITIONAL EMPLOYEE; KNOWLEDGE, RESPONSIBILITIES AND REPORTING - Comments: OBSERVED NO WRITTEN EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY ON THE PREMISES. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE A SIGNED EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY FOR EACH EMPLOYEE. PRIORITY FOUNDATION VIOLATION 7-38-010,NO CITATION ISSUED TODAY. | 5. PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO VOMITING AND DIARRHEAL EVENTS - Comments: PROCEDURE/PLAN FOR RESPONDING TO VOMITING AND DIARRHEAL EVENTS IN PLACE BUT HAS HAS KIT/CLEAN-UP ITEMS AS OUTLINED IN POLICY. (NECESSARY ITEMS AT A MINIMUM: GLOVES, FACE MASKS, DISPOSABLE MOPS AND APPROPRIATE SANITIZER/SPRAY THAT KILLS NOROVIRUS).PRIORITY FOUNDATION VIOLATION 7-38-005,NO CITATION ISSUED. | 25. CONSUMER ADVISORY PROVIDED FOR RAW/UNDERCOOKED FOOD - Comments: NO CONSUMER ADVISORY DISCLOSURE AND REMINDER STATEMENT ON THE MENU. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED TO DISCLOSE WHICH FOODS CAN BE ORDERED 'RAW' OR UNDER COOKED AND LINK THOSE FOODS WITH AN ASTERISK (*) TO A REMINDER STATEMENT THAT STATES THAT EATING RAW OR UNDER COOKED FOODS CAN INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS. PRIORITY FOUNDATION VIOLATION 7-38-005,NO CITATION ISSUED TODAY. | 36. THERMOMETERS PROVIDED & ACCURATE - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN VISIBLE THERMOMETER IN 2 DOOR FOOD PREP COOLER IN KITCHEN PREP AREA. | 37. FOOD PROPERLY LABELED; ORIGINAL CONTAINER - Comments: OBSERVED SEVERAL WORKING CONTAINERS OF NON TCS FOOD (OATMEAL, BREADING, SALT ) TO BE STORED WITHOUT PROPER FOOD MARKING.ALL BULK AND WORKING FOOD INGREDIENT CONTAINERS MUST BE LABELED WITH CONTENTS NAME MUST LABEL FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS WHEN FOOD IS NOT IN ORIGINAL PACKAGE. | 38. INSECTS, RODENTS, & ANIMALS NOT PRESENT - Comments: OBSERVED APPROXIMATELY 1/4 GAP AT BOTTOM OF REAR EXIT SCREEN DOOR.MUST MAKE DOOR TIGHT FITTING ALL ACROSS THE BOTTOM TO PREVENT PEST ENTRY. | 39. CONTAMINATION PREVENTED DURING FOOD PREPARATION, STORAGE & DISPLAY - Comments: FOOD CONTAINERS STORED ON FLOOR IN PREP, STORAGE AND WALK-IN COOLER/FREEZERS. MUST PROVIDE PROPER, RAISED SHELVING TO STORE FOOD CONTAINERS 6' OFF FLOOR. | 41. WIPING CLOTHS: PROPERLY USED & STORED - Comments: NOTED DIRTY WIPING CLOTHS ON PREP TABLES AT FRONT AND REAR PREP AREAS. NOT PROPERLY STORED. INSTRUCTED TO PROPERLY STORE ALL WASHCLOTHS IN A SANITIZING SOLUTION ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT IN USE. | 49. NON-FOOD/FOOD CONTACT SURFACES CLEAN - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO DETAIL CLEAN THE FOLLOWING THE SIDES OF HOT COOKING EQUIPMENTS STOVE,GRILL,INTERIORS OF COOLERS,INTERIOR BOTTOM COMPARTMENT OF DEEP FRYER,TOP OF KITCHEN OVEN TO REMOVE GREASE BUILD-UP DEBRIS,AND DETAIL CLEAN AND RE-ORGANIZE KITCHEN STORAGE SHELVES AND BEHIND FRONT/SERVICE PREP AREA AND TO MAINTAIN. | 51. PLUMBING INSTALLED; PROPER BACKFLOW DEVICES - Comments: BACK FLOW PREVENTION DEVICES NOT LOCATED AT ICE MACHINE. MUST INSTALL BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICES OR AIR GAP BETWEEN THE WATER SUPPLY INLET AND THE UNIT SO IT MAY BE LOCATED TO BE SERVICED AND MAINTAINED. | 51. PLUMBING INSTALLED; PROPER BACKFLOW DEVICES - Comments: OBSERVED WATER LEAK AT DRAIN PIPE UNDERNEATH THE KITCHEN 3-COMPARTMENT SINK.INSTRUCTED TO REPAIR PLUMBING LEAK AND TO MAINTAIN. | 53. TOILET FACILITIES: PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED, SUPPLIED, & CLEANED - Comments: MUST PROVIDE TOILET ROOM RECEPTACLE WITH COVER FOR SANITARY NAPKINS IN LADY'S BATHROOM. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: OBSERVED SEVERAL PIECES OF EQUIPMENT NOT IN USE TO BE STORED ON FLOORS IN BASEMENT, DRY STORAGE (DIRTY GRILL TOP) FIRST FLOOR FRONT STORAGE (STAND UP REFRIGERATOR. MUST REMOVE UNUSED EQUIPMENT AND OTHER UNUSED ITEMS ON FLOORS IN STORAGE ROOMS.MUST ELEVATE ALL ITEMS TO ALLOW CLEANING AND REMOVE ALL UNNECESSARY ITEMS. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: FLOORS BEHIND,UNDER AND AROUND HEAVY EQUIPMENTS THROUGHOUT THE KITCHEN AND REAR DRY STORAGE AREAS IN NEED OF A DETAIL CLEANING. | 56. ADEQUATE VENTILATION & LIGHTING; DESIGNATED AREAS USED - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO REMOVE ACCUMULATION OF DUSTS ON CEILING VENT IN WASH ROOM. | 58. ALLERGEN TRAINING AS REQUIRED - Comments: NOTED CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGERS ON DUTY WITH NO ALLERGEN TRAINING CERTIFICATION. INSTRUCTED MANAGEMENT THAT ALL FOOD SERVICE MANAGERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THE ALLERGEN TRAINING CERTIFICATION.41.96799701-87.74031120000001
2373250LAWNDALE COMMUNITY ACADEMY3708731SchoolRisk 1 (High)3500 W DOUGLAS BLVDCHICAGOIL606232020-05-29CanvassPass41.86298683-87.71300615
2373252SUPER DOLLAR AND UP 6 INC.1768143Risk 3 (Low)3952 W CERMAK RDCHICAGOIL606232020-05-29CanvassOut of Business41.85166289-87.72434911
2373259YOLK TEST KITCHEN2589655RestaurantRisk 1 (High)1767 N MILWAUKEE AVECHICAGOIL606472020-05-29CanvassPass41.91358779-87.68220284
2373253CHARLES CARROLL ELEMENTARY22571SchoolRisk 1 (High)2929 W 83rd STCHICAGOIL606522020-05-29CanvassNo Entry41.74248931-87.696003
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