Office Of Environmental Sanitation

 


Food Safety

 


Sandy Branson – Phone: (636) 528-6117 option 2, or send them an email here.

The Office of Environmental Sanitation conducts two or more unannounced inspections of all food service establishments annually. If deficiencies are found, more frequent inspections are made to assure corrective actions are taken. These inspections are governed by the Lincoln County Food Code adopted 3-25-2013; regulating the design, construction, management and operation of those establishments. The Food Code is adopted from the Food Code, 2009 Recommendations of the US Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration, and all policies and amendments.

Food Inspection Ratings and Violations

If you plan to open a new food establishment in Lincoln County, renovate or change ownership for an existing food establishment, or plan to alter the foods being served, please contact our office at the phone number listed above. A copy of the 2013 Lincoln County Food Code is available at our office for $20 or you may visit the following link:
2013 Lincoln County Food Code

For reference:

The online Manager Training Course at ServSafe is for owners and managers of Full Time Food Service Establishments. This is a 5 year certification course and is required by Lincoln County Food Code 2-102.11(B) and 2-102.20. Go to http://www.servsafe.com/ to obtain certification today.

Temporary Food Establishments

 

Sandy Branson – Phone: (636) 528-6117 option 2, or send them an email here.

A Permit Application must be filed with the Lincoln County Health Department at least 30 days in advance of the event or celebration. Organizations that are preparing and serving potentially hazardous foods (PHF’s), including pre-packaged PHF’s, such as ice cream bars are required to file a Permit Application. Below are links to more detailed information regarding the Lincoln County Guidelines for Temporary Food Establishment, as well as a link to submit your application online.

Submit a Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application online
Printable Version

Please contact the Lincoln County Health Department to see if your event requires a fee. Regardless of your type of event; submitting a temporary food permit application the week of your event will incur an additional $10.00 late fee payable to the Lincoln County Health Department. Acceptable payment may be made via cash, check, or credit/debit card, in person or by mail.

All temporary food establishments must have a certified food safety handler present at all times during the event. For information regarding obtaining a food safety certification, please see the link below or contact our office at the phone number listed above. In addition to the certification, all events must have a permit on site available for public viewing.

Online Food Safety Certification

We are now able to provide online food safety certification for temporary food events and shift leaders. The following courses are provided by StateFoodSafety.com and ServSafe from the National Restaurant Association
The StateFoodSafety.com Online Food Handler Course is available in English, Spanish and Mandarin. The online course price is only $15.00. The full audio/visual and interactive course allows you to print your Lincoln County Food Handler Card upon successful completion of the test.

Food Safety Certification Course

The online Manager Training Course at ServSafe is for owners and managers of Full Time Food Service Establishments. This is a 5 year certification course and is required by Lincoln County Food Code 2-102.11(B) and 2-102.20. Go to http://www.servsafe.com/ to obtain certification today.

On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems

 


Sandy Branson – Phone: (636) 528-6117 option 2, or send them an email here.

Many Lincoln County residents use on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) for wastewater treatment and/or disposal. An OWTS receives, treats and disposes of domestic wastewater on the property from which it originates. Most OWTS in Lincoln County are of conventional design. That means; sewage flows from the home into a septic tank, where it is separated into 3 layers: solids on the bottom; fats, oils and greases on top; and effluent in the middle. The effluent flows out of the tank and into a soil absorption field (drain field) or lagoon.
In Lincoln County, a permit is required for installation of a new OWTS or for making major modifications or repairs to an existing system. Lincoln County Ordinance 1995-12 and its amendments govern OWTS regulations in . This ordinance took effect in 1996 and the amendments were added in 1999. It is based on Section 701 of Missouri Law and Title 19 Division 20 Chapter 3 of Department of Health Rules.

View the Lincoln County Ordinance 1995-12 here.

OWTS require routine maintenance to keep them running properly. There are also many things to avoid placing into an OWTS to keep it working effectively. For more information, see our “Do’s and Don’ts” guidelines for OWTS here.

A single-family residence on over 40 acres, is exempt from the permitting process. For more information on this exemption, please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website at www.health.mo.gov or call our office at 636-528-6117 option 2.

Other Useful Links:

Drinking Water Testing

 


Sandy Branson – Phone: (636) 528-6117 option 2, or send them an email here.

The Lincoln County Health Department does not test non-drinking water. You will need to contact a private lab if you need your pond, stream, septic, or other non-drinking water tested. For more information on testing of non-drinking water, contact Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Water Protection Program at 800-361-4827, or visit their website at www.dnr.mo.gov .  A list of private labs can be found here (http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/labs/)

To check if your water is safe for drinking, you need the “bacteriological analysis” bottle which can be obtained in our office.  The instructions for the taking the test, are included with the Sample Kit.  Pre-payment is now required to be submitted with the sample.  Please place the check or money order in the envelope provided in the kit and place with sample bottle.

The Lincoln County Health Department will do the above procedure for a charge of $50.00 plus $10 per liter/sample.

Check out the links below for additional information on water testing.

Metal Analysis http://health.mo.gov/lab/metalsinwater.php

DHSS State Public Health Laboratory Implementing New Information Management System
http://www.health.mo.gov/lab/pdf/ImplementingNewInformationManagementSystem.pdf

Private Water Testing Clients of the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory http://www.health.mo.gov/lab/pdf/PrivateWaterMassMailing.pdf

 

Lodging Inspections

 

Sandy Branson – Phone: (636) 528-6117 option 2, or send them an email here

The Health Department works in conjunction with the Department of Health, Section for Environmental Public Health in inspecting lodging facilities. Some areas of inspection at these facilities consist of:

  • plumbing and water supplies
  • sewage treatment and disposal
  • fire safety
  • room maintenance

Lodging facilities are inspected annually, and the Environmental Public Health Specialist recommends an approval or denial status to the state.
Additional information can be obtained at: www.health.mo.gov