Food and Beverage Control Program

Inspects and permits restaurants, taverns, food booths at fairs and festivals, and other establishments serving food to ensure food safety.

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Information for Food and Beverage Establishments

Read information about opening a food and beverage establishment, including how to apply for a temporary/permanent food permit, and food safety courses.
Payments for food permits are accepted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, except on city holidays. Please bring a business check or money order. 

Reports and Data

View the current Food and Beverage Establishment Health Ratings and Inspections website and the archived reports up to May 10, 2012.

Food and Beverage Regulations

Read guidance for local food and beverage establishments under a boil order or advisory.

Food Safety Information


Food Control Concerns

Report any concerns regarding a foodborne illness or problems with an establishment to the Citizens' Service Bureau (CSB) online or call (314) 622-4800

Food Safety STL

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Food Safety STL is a project aimed at detecting and responding to suspected cases of foodborne illness in the community through the use of Twitter.


Have questions about Food Control? Call 314-657-1539 for additional information. 

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