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:
- Low priority once per year
- Medium priority twice per year
- High priority three times per year
Under Charter 315, RSMO, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is charged with the responsibility of inspection or arranging for the inspection of every lodging establishment in the state as often as deemed necessary, but at least annually.
The Missouri Department of Health contracts with the Cooper County Public Health Center to conduct inspections of regulated facilities/providers, including lodging establishments. Currently all licensed establishments within Cooper County are inspected annually with re-inspections as needed. Click below to learn more!
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services contracts with the Cooper County Public Health Center to “provide sanitation inspections relating to disease prevention, safe food handling, safe storage of toxic agents, cleaners and medicines, pest control, safe water supplies, safe on-site sewage disposal, and basic evaluation of lead hazards and other environmental hazards in all regulated child care facilities.”
Child care inspections shall be conducted by the environmental public health specialist of the Health Department according to the guidelines of the Child Care Inspection Manual.
For more information concerning health and safety inspections in Cooper County, please contact the Cooper County Public Health Center at 660-882-2626.