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Food Service Establishments

Regulation of retail food establishments is a responsibility of staff with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and local public health agencies (LPHA). Retail food establishments are defined as providing or serving food directly to the consumer. These can be grocery stores, convenience stores, food pantries, restaurants, schools, mobile vendors, vending machines, farmer’s markets, concession stands, caterers and shelters, to name a few.


Atchison County Health Department contracts with Nodaway County Health Department to perform routine food safety inspections of retail food establishments. Please call 660-562-2755 to talk to our local health inspector. 


Food Handler Classes are offered at the Nodaway County Health Department on the 1st Thursdays of each month at 1:30pm. Please call 660-562-2755 for more information.


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421 Main

Tarkio, MO 64491
Phone: 660-736-4121
Fax: 660-736-5533
Hours: Mon – Thur 7:30 am – 5:30 pm