Environmental Health - Food, Lodging & Pools
2018 East African Business Forum
Are you an East African Business owner? Do you want to start a business?
Meet with City of Minneapolis staff at the East African Business Forum.
Get the help you need to start or grow your business.
When? Tuesday, June 26, 2018
From 6 to 8 p.m.
Where? JIgjiga Business Center, 3rd floor ballroom, (formerly Plaza Verde) 1516 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55407
Interpreters will be provided.
Get answers to your questions on:
- Business loans and business plans
- Technical and marketing help
- Licenses and permits,
- Business regulations, health inspections and food safety, and construction codes
- Minneapolis Minimum Wage ordinance and Sick and Safe Time ordinance
- How to do business with the City
The forum will begin with a welcome by Mayor Jacob Frey and Council Member Abdi Warsame.
There will be a short Q & A with Mayor Frey and Council Member Warsame near the end of the forum.
Light refreshments will be served.
Questions? Contact Suado Abdi at 612-246-0793 or [email protected]
Food Safety Materials for Businesses
Visit the Food Safety webpage for useful checklists, cooling and temperature logs, and other resources.
To learn more about Food Safety programs and the requirements for opening or operating businesses in the City of Minneapolis, visit the pages listed under Food, Lodging, and Pools and see Enforcement and Ordinances.
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Legislative and Ordinance Updates
Cottage Food Bill Law Updates
Affects home processor and pickle bill vendors registered with the City of Minneapolis. On July 1, 2015, changes to the cottage food bill require vendors to register with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Environmental Health - Food, Lodging & Pools works to protect the health and safety of the public.
We do this by regulating:
- Food establishments
- Hotels and Motels
- Swimming pools
- Body art establishments
- Laundry/dry cleaning operations
- Tanning facilities
- Conduct health inspections.
- Investigate complaints and outbreaks.
- Enforce applicable city ordinances, state laws, and federal regulations.
The Minneapolis Environmental Health - Food, Lodging and Pools team. In addition to English, team members speak Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Portuguese, Lao, Thai and Korean. April 2018
We work closely with our partners to ensure that our residents and business communities have access to the information and resources they need. Our partners include:
- Minnesota Department of Health ( MDH)
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture ( MDA )
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA )
- U.S. Department of Agriculture ( USDA )
- University of Minnesota
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500
Last updated Jun 19, 2018