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The Environmental Health Protection Section is responsible for permitting and inspecting all food establishments within the jurisdiction of the Clay County Public Health Center. Permitted food establishments include restaurants, taverns, grocery stores, convenience stores, schools, hospitals, bakeries, childcare, mobile units, push carts, vending machines and temporary event concessions. The Clay County Food Code requires annual operating permits, inspections and completion of appropriate training classes for food handlers and food mangers. These classes are scheduled and conducted at the Clay County Public Health Center.
Mobile Units & Push Carts 
Farmer's Markets 
Food Program Newsletters 
Temporary Food Permits 
Food Safety Materials, Information, & Handouts  Current Food Recalls
To assure that recalled food products are not being offered for sale in Clay County, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) notifies the Environmental Health Protection Section when products are recalled. Usually these recall notices are the result of reports of illness, or potential illness associated with a food product. Food establishments are notified so that food items may be removed from commerce.
Temporary Food Establishment Requirements 
A temporary food establishment is a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 days. The food operation may take place in a permanent facility, a mobile unit, a tent, or similar structure. Specific requirements must be met at each location. A Temporary Food Establishment Permit must be obtained prior to operation. An application for a Temporary Food Establishment Permit must be completed, a permit fee received and an inspection conducted before a Temporary Food Establishment Permit may be issued.
Food Handler and Manager Training 
The Clay County Food Code requires any person who engages in public food service, in any capacity whatsoever, to possess a current and valid food handler or food manager’s certificate. Food handlers must obtain a certificate no later than thirty (30) days from the time they are hired by a food establishment. A food handler certificate is valid for three (3) years. A food manager must obtain a Food Manager Certificate within sixty (60) days of being hired as a manager or person in charge. Food Manager Certificates are valid for five (5) years. Classes for these certificates are conducted at the Clay County Public Health Center each month.

Please beware! We do not accept "" website certificates. This website falsely claims Clay County will accept it, collects all of your information and charges you $10.00.  Food Handler certifications are accepted from Food Handler classes from a local health department in the KC Metro area.

Food Establishment Inspection Results 
Food establishment inspections are public record and may be viewed by the public. Results of food inspections conducted on or after May 2, 2011, are available at the link below. Inspections conducted prior to this date are available only by viewing the office file at the Environmental Health Protection Section. If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact the Environmental Health Protection Section at (816) 595-4350.
800 Haines Drive Liberty, MO 64068
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