Food Safety Training

Ordinance Requirements

The Adair County Food Sanitation Ordinance describes the training requirements for managers and food employees working in food establishments in Adair County.  Those requirements are summarized below.

For restaurants, including deli’s, caterers, and mobile food units:

  1. The “Person in Charge” (on duty) must have successfully completed a nationally accredited food sanitation course, and
  2. At least 50% of all food employees on duty at any time when the food establishment is open must have successfully completed the Basic Food Sanitation Course, or a nationally accredited food sanitation course.

For  Basic Taverns and Convenience Stores with limited food service, and Retail Stores with unpackaged potentially hazardous foods:

  1. The Manager must have successfully completed a nationally accredited food sanitation course, and
  2. At least one food employee on duty at any time that the food establishment is open for business, must have successfully completed the Basic Food Sanitation Course, or a nationally accredited food sanitation course.

For Retail Stores and Taverns selling only pre-packaged foods and canned goods:

  1. The Manager must have successfully completed the Basic Food Sanitation Course, or
  2. The Manager must have successfully completed a nationally accredited food sanitation course.

For Temporary Food Establishments:
Training for managers and employees working in temporary food establishments is encouraged.

Training Courses

Both the Basic Food Sanitation Course and the ServSafe Certification Course are provided by the Kirksville Area Technical Center and/or the Health Department. You may contact the Technical Center at (660) 665-2865 or see the schedule below.

Online Basic Food Handler Training ***NEW***
Adair County Health Department is now offering online basic Food Handler Training though StateFoodSafety.com.  Training is available in 5 languages.  Click the link below to get started or go to www.adairmo.statefoodsafety.com

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Upcoming Training (at the Technical Center)

ServSafe Food Safety Certification Course
(each course consists of 4 sessions- you must attend each session. **ServSafe 6th edition books must be ordered prior to class from ServSafe.com)

November 2, 7, 14, 16, 2017                3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Basic Food Sanitation Courses (in English)

September 7, 2017                                3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
October 10, 2017                                   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
November 8, 2017                                3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
December 13, 2017                               3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Online Nationally Accredited Food Manager Certification Courses (Tests will be require proctor at a testing center).

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