Missouri's many rivers -- especially the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers -- cut through its vast, fertile plains. At their many points of confluence, settlers founded numerous counties and homesteads. Although they never intended it, their work has led to bureaucratic chaos as cities such as Kansas City, lie over multiple counties -- creating a licensing and permitting debacle. Business owners in different parts of the same city can easily need completely different sets of local licenses -- making it more difficult to wade through the regulation than to ford the state's great rivers.
In Missouri, candy shops, Confectioners and Chocolatiers require environmental health licenses usually from counties and cities. However, the exact license type can vary widely with some jurisdictions specially licensing confectioners, while others treat candy like any other packaged retail food. Candy makers can expect to obtain licenses and permits from state, county and city governments.