Food Safety

logoThe Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and local public health agencies regulate more than 30,000 food service establishments and food processing facilities throughout Missouri. DHSS and the local public health agencies provides training on food safety and sanitation issues to the foodservice industry, as well as providing information to consumers on safe food handling practices, including employee hygiene, food preparation and food storage. Inspections are conducted to assure that food establishments, and food processors are preparing food that is safe to eat. It is through training and inspection that the state department of health decreases the incidence of foodborne illness.