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Food Safety

Safe Food Center
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Thank you for visiting Saint Louis County's Safe Food Center!

The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health's Environmental Division is committed to ensuring that anyone living in, working in, or just visiting Saint Louis County is able to find safe food establishments throughout the area. Below are resources that provide important information about food safety for both consumers as well as professional food-serving establishments. All the necessary codes and forms that food service industries need to comply with county food-service requirements can also be found below.

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you!

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Risks of Food Poisoning Web Series

Food Safety has posted a new Web series, Recipes for Disaster, which teaches the public about the risks and consequences of food poisoning. The series features a fictional cooking show host that unintentionally makes common food safety mistakes when preparing her dishes. Learn more.

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National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month and the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health would like to provide you with information.

National Food Safety Education Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education. Each year a new theme and free training activities and posters are created for the restaurant and foodservice industry to help reinforce proper food safety practices and procedures.

Check Your Steps

Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill are the most effective ways to help keep your family safe from food poisoning.

Clean Seperate Cook and Chill

The following links are provided to help those interested in food safety and promoting food safety during this annual campaign.

    - Food Safety Education

    - Home Food Safety Mythbusters

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Food Safety Resources for Consumers


Home Food Safety

Resources for Dining Out




Safe Food Handling


Thawing Foods


Cross Contamination


Using a Thermometer


Final Cooking Temperatures


Cold Storage


Warm Weather Food Safety Tips


Food Irradiation


Food and Food Products Recalls*


FDA Kids Page*




Restaurant Inspections


Register a Complaint



* These links connect you to external web pages. Your Public Health Department is not responsible for the content of these sites.