Food Inspections

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and Mississippi County Health department regulate food service establishments and food processing facilities throughout Mississippi County. 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 ensure 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. If you are a food service facility in either Charleston or East Prairie you are subject to follow city ordance on food service inspection in order to obtain your business license. Food service facilities are graded by a high, medium, or low priority the determins the frequency of inspection. This priority is determined in large by the food source served and the frequency of patrons. This, however, does not limit the number of inspections conducted in any given year. Food establishments are also subject to inspection at any given time due to complain investigations.

If you are interested in becoming a food service facility, and/or have any questions regarding regulation, please contact the Mississippi County Health Department by email or phone at (573)683-2191 or (573)649-5502 and ask for Environmental.

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Willies Wings Wallys and Snack Bar Waffle and Pancake House
Town and Country East Prairie Town and Country Charleston The Glenn
Tasters Las Brisias Subway East Prairie
Subway Charleston Sonic St. Henry School
Pizza Hut Prairie Queen Oakleys
Nutrition Center Charleston Nutrition Center East Prairie McClains
Martin Elm. McDonald's McDonald's Food Mart
Mississippi Co. Detention Center Kathy's Deli Doyle Elm.
Hearns Elm. Huddle House Housemans Fish Mkt.
Flying J's Family Dollar Freds
East Prairie High Dollar General East Prairie Dollar General Charleston
Depot Bar B Q Charleston Jr High Charleston High School
Checkbook Bar B Q China Buffet City Limits Bar and Grill
Caseys 1711 Charleston Casey 2907 Charleston Caseys 1749 East Prairie
Bertrand Country Store and Restaurant Boomland Byassee Bar B Q
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Missouri Food Code

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1200 East Marshall, Charleston, MO 63834 | 573.683.2191
202 E. Pine, East Prarie, MO 63845 | 573.649.5502
Charleston Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
East Prairie Hours: Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*See specific programs for extended hours