Food Licenses

Food Sanitation Program

The purpose of this program is to safeguard public health in food operations and provide consumers with food that is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented. This is accomplished through educating food establishment owners and operators in the reduction or elimination of the risk of transmission of microorganisms or communicable diseases through food preparation and operations, and promoting safe food handling and hygienic practices.

Food handling and processes must be consistent with the City of Moline Ordinances (Chapter 14) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Food Code (2017 FDA Food Code), If questions arise, please call Alexandra Morris at 309.524.2373.

2017 FDA Food Code 

750 IL Food Code

Chapter 14 of the Moline Code of Ordinances

Food License Application

The Food License Application and Plan Review must be completed and submitted to the finance office located at 1630 8th Ave. The licensing fee must accompany the application that is based on the risk level of the business. In addition, a layout plan of the construction or renovation must be received for approval prior to beginning the project.

The following license categories are not meant to imply that any given establishment is more or less safe than others. The criteria in the Illinois Food Code 77 ILL. Adm. Code 750 shall be utilized to determine risk. The following categories shall be utilized:

  1. Category I (High Risk)
  2. Category II (Medium Risk)
  3. Category III (Low Risk)