Food Sanitation

Supporting Van Buren and Cass County Restaurants and Members

Food Sanitation Mission and Services

It is a shared responsibility of the food industry and the government to ensure that food provided to the consumer is safe and does not become a vehicle in a disease outbreak or in the transmission of communicable disease. This shared responsibility extends to ensuring that consumer expectations are met and that food is unadulterated, prepared in a clean environment, and honestly presented. (Michigan Modified Food Code)

MDARD – How to Apply for a Food Service License

VBCDHD Environmental Health Fee Schedule

Fixed, Mobile, or Special Transitory Food Unit (STFU) Food License Application

Complete all applicable parts.
Be sure to sign the application.

submit documents via email to

Temporary Food Service License Application

Complete the applicable sections of the application, and complete Attachment A, if needed.
Use Applying for and Safely Operating a Temporary Food Establishment License as guidance in completing application.
Be sure to sign the application.

VBCDHD Temporary Food Service – Application Filing Instructions

Restaurant Inspection Reports

Search results of food inspections for restaurants in Van Buren and Cass County.

Plan Review

The purpose of this program is to assure that all newly constructed or remodeled food service establishments have adequate equipment and facilities allowing for safe and sanitary food service as required by federal, state and local agencies.

Imminent Health Hazard

Imminent health hazard means a significant threat or danger to health that is considered to exist when there is evidence sufficient to show that a product, practice, circumstance, or event creates a situation that requires immediate correction or cessation of operation to prevent injury.

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • 911 – Sheriff’s Department
  • George Friday, Environmental Health Division Director VBCDHD, Phone 269.539.5503
  • Richard Conway, Food Service Supervisor VBCDHD, Phone 269.906.0301
  • Danielle Persky, Health Officer VBCDHD, Phone 269.539.5500
  • Email:
Scroll to Top
Skip to content