This ordinance was adopted by the Columbia City Council on January 16, 2001. Columbia's food code is based upon the State of Missouri Food Code which is based upon the FDA 1999 Model Food Code. Each chapter may be accessed by clicking on each link below.
Chapter 1 - Definitions
Chapter 2 - Management& Personnel
Chapter 3 - Food
Chapter 4 - Equipment, Utensils and Linens
Chapter 5 - Water, Plumbing, and Waste
Chapter 6 - Materials for Construction and Repair
Chapter 7 - Poisonous or Toxic Materials
Chapter 8 - Compliance & Enforcement
Food Code Updates - Our Environmental Public Health team is updating Columbia's current Food Code and recently held three information sessions regarding the changes. If you missed those sessions, click here for the handouts. The FDA Food Code contains the rules and regulations that food service establishments must follow to be in compliance with food safety laws. Click here for the most up-to-date code (the 2009 Food Code).