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Record #: F2017-54   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 9/6/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 9/6/2017
Title: Inspector General's report regarding Department of Public Health food establishment inspection follow-up inquiry
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: REPORTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. F2017-54.pdf

Office of Inspector General
City of Chicago

Report of the Office of Inspector General:


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August 2017

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Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
City of Chicago

740 N. Sedgwick Street. Suite 200 Chicago. Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773) 478-7709 f'ax: (773)478-3949

August 8, 2017

To the Mayor, Members of the City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, and residents of the City of Chicago:

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its November 2016 audit of the frequency of food establishment inspections conducted by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Based on the Department's responses, OIG concludes that CDPH has begun implementation of corrective actions related to the audit findings.

The purpose of the 2016 audit was to determine whether CDPH's Food Protection Division conducted routine inspections of food establishments as often as required by the Department's rules and regulations incorporating state law, conducted inspections triggered by complaints and reinspections of known violations in a timely manner, and accurately reported the results of inspections and reinspections through the City's Data Portal. Our audit found that CDPH,
performed the required number of routine food inspections of only 43.9% of High-Risk, 80.1% of Medium-Risk, and 24.8% of Low-Risk establishments;
conducted reinspections and complaint-based inspections in a timely manner;
had a relationship with its software vendor that did not comply with City policies regarding data maintenance with licensing; and
• posted complete and accurate food inspection data to the City'...

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