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The Cooper County Public Health Center Board of Directors endorses the mandatory education in food safety training for food service establishments in Cooper County. pdfRead it here....

Resolution in Support of Cooper County Public Health Center Health Regulation #1

Food Inspections

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To view a food establishment inspection please select an establishment from the drop-down list.

The purpose of Food Safety Inspections per the Missouri Food Code is to “safeguard public health and provide to consumers FOOD that is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented.”

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services contracts with the Cooper County Public Health Center to “conduct inspections of regulated facilities/providers.” Including food service providers. Facilities to be inspected include, but are not limited to, school cafeterias, restaurants, temporary food stands, retail groceries, and food processors.

Inspections will be conducted as follows:

consumer food safety

Please click here for information and guidance for consumers on ways to protect yourself and your family from a potential food-borne illness.

The information below is also helpful and informative for consumers.

pdf Farmers Markets
pdf Food Safety during Power Outages
pdf Food Safety Facts
pdf Food Safety for Group Functions
pdf Temporary Event Brochure

The County of Cooper follows the Missouri Food Code in Step with the State of Missouri. Inspections are based upon those guidelines. If you would like to receive a copy of those guidelines please use the enclosed link. If you would like a printed copy please come by the Cooper County Public Health Center to pick one up. There is no fee associated with document.

Food Handler/Safety Classes

On November 1, 2010, the Boonville City Council mandated food handling training for all food service personnel at all permanent and temporary food establishments.  All food establishment personnel will have until January 1, 2012 to fulfill this requirement.  In order to meet the needs of the community, the CCPHC will provide classes free of charge for supervisors and classes in basic food handling safety. 

Supervisor classes are required for individuals who manage a food establishment.  In addition, at least one person involved with the preparation or selling of food for fundraising, festivals, or community events must attend this class.  This class will last about two hours.

The Basic Food Handler Class if designed for all non-management personnel of permanent or temporary food establishments.  This class will last about one hour.

Individuals need only to attend one class. Classes will be held in the basement conference room at the Cooper County Public Health Center located at 17040 Klinton Drive, Boonville. All classes begin promptly at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm. Additional classes will be scheduled during the year based upon attendance of these scheduled classes. Future classes will be posted on the Cooper County Public Health Center website at www.coopercountypublichealth.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Sue or Laura at 660-882-2626.

Beginning January 2014, individuals that have successfully completed and have an unexpired Basic or Supervisor Food Handlers Card may view the PowerPoint Presentation for the Basic or Supervisor class from our website. After reviewing the PowerPoint, you may come to a regularly scheduled food handlers class and take the test to renew your card. You must receive a 75% or above on the test to receive your new card. There is no charge for renewal of your food handling card.


Food Class Brochure
Current Class Schedule for 2016
Supervisor Basic
January 12 February 9
March 9 April 13
May 11 June 8
July 13 August 10
September 14 October 19
November 9 December 14
Power Point Presentations
Online Food Handler Training

For individuals unable to attend a scheduled food handling class at the Cooper County Public Health Center, we now offer an online option. The cost for taking the online class and test is $15.00. Successful completion of the online course and test will meet the requirements for a Supervisor card.

Food Code Facts:

1-102.10 Intent- Food Safety Illness Prevention and Honest Presentation. The purpose of the Missouri Food Code is to safeguard public health and to provide to consumers FOOD that is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented.

1-103.10 Statement- The Missouri Food Code establishes definitions; sets standards for management and personnel, food operations, equipment and facilities.

The provision of these classes has been the most requested service of your local public health department. With the local tax revenue source we are now able to provide this service to all food service establishments.

We strongly encourage all businesses to send their managers and employees to this training. The classes are free to anyone wishing to take them. The class course will have to be repeated every three years. At this point the classes remain voluntary.

Who should take the classes? Any place of business that engages in the sale of food for human consumption. All establishments engaged in the sale of food are obligated by law to follow the Missouri Food Code.

Improved education in food safety will benefit everyone, the consumer and the owner.

According to the Center of Disease Control, “ After eating contaminated food, people can develop anything from a short, mild illness, often mistakenly referred to as food poisoning, to a life threatening disease. The CDC estimates the 76 million Americans get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 people die from food borne illnesses each year.

The Cooper County Public Health Center is committed to the prevention of disease.

For a current class schedule please call 660-882-2626 and ask for Sue Wilman.