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Food Instructions for Opening a New Food Establishment

Safe Food Center

  1. Submit the following for all new establishments:
    • Submit one set of plans prepared by an architect or engineer
    • Completed Plan Review Application (accompanied by a $210 fee)
    • Health Permit Application (accompanied by a $130 fee)
    • Equipment specification/cut sheets
  2. Upon completion of the plan review, you will receive written notification approving or denying the plans as submitted.
  3. Your establishment will receive a minimum of two (2) inspections. Prior to opening, a construction/plan review inspection will be conducted, by a Plan Review Engineer, at the establishment to ensure compliance with the Saint Louis County Food Code and the approved plans.
  4. An operational/opening inspection will be conducted by an Environmental Representative once construction/plan review inspection and approval are obtained. After the operational/opening inspection is completed, your Environmental Representative will advise you if you are permitted to open.

Approximate time for plan review and approval – 20 working days