Safe food handling practices, including proper hygiene, food preparation and food storage prevent food-borne illnesses. Food not properly cooked or stored can transmit disease from person to person as well as allow bacteria to grow, which can cause food poisoning.

Frozen Dessert

Missouri has more than 2,000 establishments that manufacture, sell or serve frozen dessert products throughout the state. Each establishment is inspected and required to obtain a state-issued frozen dessert license annually.