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Food Safety

People often take the safety of their food and water for granted. GCHD inspects all county restaurants, taverns, grocery stores, motels, school cafeterias, licensed daycares, and senior citizen centers. The Health Department also monitors food safety for the North Central Missouri Fair and Missouri Days. We test water samples from private wells and investigate private sewage complaints.

Inspection summaries are available on our website beginning in 2024. Full restaurant Inspection reports are available upon request.

Food Safety Training

The Grundy County Health Department offers food safety training through State Food Safety

Food Handler Certification

$10 Food Handlers Card

Food Safety Manager Course

$65 Certification

Food Service Requirements

Thinking of opening your own restaurant in Grundy County?? Download these documents so you'll know what's required. Call the Grundy County Health Department for more information.

Food Establishment Application (pdf)

Basic Requirements for Food Establishments (pdf)

Home-Based Kitchen

Certain foods prepared at home can be offered for sale directly to the end consumer if certain food safety and labeling guidelines are followed.


The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has prepared a Food Safety Guidebook for Foods Prepared in Home Kitchens. The guide covers what foods may be sold under the Missouri Cottage Law and how products should be labeled and also covers foods that are exempt from the Missouri Food Code.

Missouri Home-Based Kitchen Food Production Guidance (pdf)


Temporary Food Service

Restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and other businesses that sell food to the public follow strict guidelines to insure the food you purchase is safe to eat. Although temporary food events like community fundraisers, are not inspected by the health department, they must follow food safety guidelines.

If your organization is planning a fish fry, chili supper, or spaghetti dinner, please contact the health department to learn how to make your event a safe one.

Guidelines for Temporary Food Service Events (pdf)

Handwashing Station for Temporary Food Service (pdf)

Dishwashing for Temporary Food Service (pdf)

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