Food service employees in Independence are required to obtain a Food Handler Permit. Food service managers in Independence are required to obtain a Food Service Manager Permit. Food establishments must have at least one permitted Food Service Manager on duty at all times.
The permits issued by the City of Independence are valid in Independence and Eastern Jackson County.
Food safety training is required for both Food Handler and Food Manager permits and is provided by the Health Department. Comparable food safety certification (proctored ServSafe, Culinary Degree, etc.) may meet the training requirement. Certificates are only accepted if the food handler exam was administered by a proctor (unsupervised, online exams will not be accepted).
For more information, please visit the Food Handler/Manager Permits page.