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, see Enforcement and Ordinances.
Food safety videos were produced by the City of Minneapolis Health Department to educate viewers about commercial kitchen food safety. The videos are intended provide education to management and staff of commercial kitchens through the most important steps of conducting a food audit so that restaurants will easily pass their food safety inspections. The videos are available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, and Chinese. All videos are subtitled in English.
Last updated Oct. 2, 2013