Basic Food Sanitation Class
The Cape Girardeau County Food Code, adopted November 20, 2008 requires that all managers and food handler’s employed in food establishments in Cape Girardeau County be trained in food safety. This requirement became mandatory on January 15, 2012.

Shift leaders, cooks, food prep personnel, and anyone who has direct contact with food items must possess a Basic Sanitation Food Card.
This requirement can be met by attending the Basic Sanitation Class, a two hour program offered by the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center. After completion of an exam, Food Cards will be issued.
Fee $10.00 payable at the door
Cash and check accepted. Debit can only be accepted at classes held from 2pm-4pm.
No credit cards
5pm class subject to cancellation for lack of participation

To register for a class, fill out our online form HERE.
We will no longer accept registration forms via fax.
Due to COVID 19, all basic food sanitation classes have been suspended until further notice.
Online Food Safety Training is always available at
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Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is a community agency funded by Cape Girardeau County. The Cape Girardeau County Health Department is An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Services provided on a non-discriminatory basis.
Monday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm by appointment
Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm by appointment
Late clinics available. Call for details.
(ph) 573-335-7846
(fax) 573-335-5909
1121 Linden Street
PO Box 1839
Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-1839