Health Department

Food, Lodging & Pools
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Food, Lodging & Pools

Food, Lodging & Pools works to protect the health and safety of the public by regulating food establishments, hotels/motels, swimming pools, body art establishments, laundry/dry cleaning operations, tanning facilities, and non-community wells. Health Inspectors conduct health inspections, investigate complaints and outbreaks, and enforce applicable city ordinances, state laws, and federal regulations.

We work closely with our partners at the local, state (MDH, MDA) and federal (FDA, USDA) levels as well as with the University of Minnesota to ensure that our business communities have access to the information and resources they need to comply with health and safety standards.

To learn more about these programs and the requirements for opening or operating these types of businesses in the City of Minneapolis, visit the pages listed under Food, Lodging, and Pools and see Enforcement and Ordinances.

In the news:

Written food safety test is hurdle for Somali businesses

Minneapolis Offers First Somali-Language Food Safety Course

See below for class information and registration

4th Somali Business Community Forum   


A link to this video can be found here:

Waaxda Caafimaadka iyo ta Shati-Bixinta ee City of Minneapolis waxay ku marti-qaadayaan dhamaan madaxda iyo mulkiilayaasha ganacsiyada Soomaaliyeed ee Minneapolis shati-ganacsi ka haystaa inay ka soo qayb-galaan Kulanka 4aad ee Ganacsatada Jaaliyada Soomaalida.

The City of Minneapolis Health Department and Business Licensing Department invites all owners and managers of Somali food businesses licensed in Minneapolis to the 4th Somali Business Community Forum.

Goorma / When
August 25, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 am

Goobta / Where
Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center
Hoolka Xafladaha / Events Hall

2824 13th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Mowduucyada shirka / Discussion Topics:

Martida Shirka / Participants: 

Ganacsatada Soomaalida / Somali Business Owners

Waaxda Caafimaadka / Health Department

Waaxda Shati-Bixinta / Business Licensing

Waaxdka Qorshaynta iyo Kobcinta Dhaqaalaha / Community Planning and Economic Developent

Waaxda Booliska / Minneapolis Police Department 

Cottage Food Bill Law Updates

(affecting 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. The City of Minneapolis will no longer accept applications. Instead, operators must submit their application to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). For more information, please visit the MDA website here. 

Food safety classes in Somali

Somali Food

Tababarka Maamulaha cuntada ee Shatiga leh iyo imtixaanka afka Soomaaliga ah

Fadhi walba sedex bari oo tababar ah ayuu leeyahay
9:00 ilaa iyo 1:30 duhurnimo
Maalin sedexaada ayaa imtixaanka la qaadi doonaa

Maalmaha tababarka: 

Kharaska: $50 weeye Hawl gala yaasha cuntooyinka ee ka shaqeeya
ganacsiyada ku leh shatiga Magaalada Minneapolis.
$150 weeye hawl gala yaasha ganacsiyada aan reer Mineapolis ahayn

Goobta Tababarka: Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake St Basement, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Si aad isu qorto wac:
Farhiya Farah 612-702-5051

Tababrkan waxaa soo qaban qaabiyey Waaxda Caafimaadka ee Minneapolis.

Certified Food Manager Training and
Exam in Somali Language

Three days training per session, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Certified Food Manager exam is given on the third day.
Training dates:

Cost is $50 for food operators working in businesses licensed by the City of Minneapolis. Cost is $150 for non-Minneapolis business operators.

Training Venue: Midtown global Market, Basement meeting room
930 E Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55407

For registration call:
Farhiya Farah 612-702-5051

Training sponsored by the Minneapolis Health Department

Last updated Aug 20, 2015