Each temporary food stand (TFS) must be operated in full compliance with the Cape Girardeau County Health Department regulations and all other applicable regulations.


A TFS is defined as a food service establishment which operates at a fixed location for a temporary period of time, not to exceed fourteen (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.


Please review the attachments below that help outline certain requirements of the Cape Girardeau County and Missouri Food Code. These are not all-inclusive and other requirements may be applied depending on the menu and special needs of the TFS.

Temporary Food Permit

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Cottage Food Law

For further information regarding the Cottage Food Law (baked goods, jams, jellies, and honey prepared in a home), please refer to the Missouri Revised Statue (RSMo) 196.298.

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