The State of Missouri has adopted a new food code. One of the new changes is that opening a new food establishment or doing extensive renovation to a food establishment now requires written approval by the regulatory authority. The regulatory authority for this approval in Livingston County is the Livingston County Health Center, 800 Adam Drive, Chillicothe Missouri 64601, 660-646-5506. The application shall be submitted within (30) calendar days before the date planned for opening or renovating. The application shall be completed by an owner or officer of the legal ownership. For further questions contact Lori Murray at the Livingston County Health Center 660-646-5506.
Environmental Health Services Provided
INSPECTING restaurants, taverns, schools, retail food stores, day care centers, and lodging establishments, including temporary food stands
RESPONDING to questions about private water, sewage, rabies, indoor air, etc and consulting with homeowners and installers about septic options
ADVISING AND EDUCATING people about environmental public health
COLLECTING private water samples upon request
INVESTIGATING complaints which may indicate a public health problem such as food-borne illnesses or sewage problems
REQUIRING AND VERIFYING corrections of violations for compliance in restaurants and on-site sewage
If you are in need of any of these Environmental Health Services, contact Lori Murray at Livingston County Health Center 660-646-5506 or Grundy County Health Department 660-359-4196.
The health center has had an Environmental Sanitation program since 1986. Environmental Public Health Specialist Lori Murray serves Grundy and Livingston counties, spending half of her time in each county.
The role of the Environmental Sanitation program at the health center is to promote, preserve and protect the health of the citizens of Livingston County through environmental regulation, monitoring, investigation and education to the public areas of food safety, sanitation, onsite wells and septic systems as well as other environmental programs.
Our county Environmental Public Health Specialist performs tasks with private water, private sewage, food service, retail food, lodging, day care, some disease investigations, public education on certain sanitation matters and inquiries of an environmental sanitation nature.