Retail food establishments are defined as serving food directly to the consumer. These include grocery stores, convenient stores, food pantries, fast food establishments, fine dining establishments, schools, mobile concession stands, caterers and shelters, to name a few. Our Environmental Public Health Specialists promote and protect food safety by inspecting them on a routine basis throughout the year.
Deficiencies noted during the inspections are categorized by the food code as either PRIORITY (previously critical) or CORE (previously non-critical) violations. Priority violations are more likely to contribute to food contamination, illness, or environmental health hazard. Core items relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. All priority violations and 75% of core violations must be corrected as soon as possible or at least within 72-hours after an inspection.
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To issue a complaint about a Johnson County, Missouri Food Establishment, please click the following link: Food Establishment Complaint