- Health inspectors fail 10 food spots, close six since May
- First quarter brings two closures, 18 restaurant failures
- Health district makes moves toward online restaurant reports; publicizing results still under discussion
- Making the Grade: How restaurants in Champaign County measure up
- Two Champaign restaurants failed inspections in March
- Restaurants temporarily closed in June for failing health inspections have similar history
- Food served in Champaign County nursing homes and extended care facilities pass inspections
- One restaurant temporarily shut down, two others failed inspections in July
- Unsafe food temperatures contribute to three failed restaurant inspections in August
- Local health department aims to roll out online inspection reports in the new year
- Moldy Cool Whip, a baby cockroach, and warm raw meat among violations found in 11 area restaurants
- Health inspectors temporarily close five eateries; fail four others
- Six area restaurants fail inspections in November, December
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- Outside Chambana, posting placards is voluntary
- Six food establishments closed for not paying, renewing permits
- Complaints about restaurants on the rise
- Health inspectors temporarily shut down seven Champaign County restaurants, failed seven others
- Cockroaches, stray knife among complaints against restaurants in the past six months
- How to file a restaurant complaint
- Restaurant App
- Roaches and rodent droppings among October health violations
- County opposition to placards grows stronger
- Health inspections temporarily close three restaurants
- Wanted: Your restaurant photos
- Champaign-Urbana Public Health District makes health inspection reports available online
- County set to debate whether posting placards will harm restaurants
- Mold in ice machine, flies in drain among dozens of violations in area restaurants
- Restaurant Inspections: Map, Graphs & Stories
- Trial period over – yellow placards could be coming to a restaurant near you
- Sewage backups, lack of hand-washing among reasons for eight restaurants to fail April inspections
- Champaign County restaurants fail inspections but public never told
Restaurant goers in Champaign County can call the Champaign Urbana Public Health District at (217) 373-7900 to file a complaint against the business if it’s located in the twin cities, or (217) 363-3269 if it’s in the county.
They could also fill out and submit this form from the health district’s website, or file a complaint in person at the health district located at 201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign.
A person could file complaints with the health district against any type of establishment that serves food, such as grocery stores and gas stations.
If a person thinks he or she has a food-related illness or injury, he or she can call the Epidemiologist Awais Vaid at (217) 531-5360 during the week or (217) 531-3386 during the weekends.
When filing a complaint, the health district needs the name of the food business, address, city, and the date and time the person visited it. They also need to notify the health district if they talked to someone at the facility regarding the complaint and what that person’s job is (i.e., waiter, manager).
Complaints can be anonymous, but anonymous complaints are not investigated until the establishment’s next inspection, which could be several months after the complaint is filed.
If a person gives the health district his or her name, address and telephone number when filing a complaint, it is considered a formal complaint and the health district investigates it in less than 24 hours if it endangers public health.
If the health district finds a complaint does not endanger public health, it is investigated within 10 business days.
Complaint records show that a health inspector typically follows up with an in-person investigation or a phone call for every complaint.