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.

In the news

Written food safety test is hurdle for Somali businesses

Minneapolis Offers First Somali-Language Food Safety Course

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.

See below for class information and registration

 Food Safety Basics training in Spanish

A free four-hour food safety training will review food safety and how to avoid problems commonly seen on health inspections. The training will be taught by Justo Garcia and Eduardo Mardones, bilingual City of Minneapolis Health Inspectors.

The training will review:

Two training sessions will be held (attend one):

Midtown Global Market, Lower level meeting room
920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN

To sign-up or for more information contact Becky George at (612) 876-4450 or

Entrenamiento gratis de seguridad en la producción de alimentos

Problemas mas communes en las inspecciones.

Aprenda practicando! Hágalo usted mismo:

Dos sesiones (solo necesita atender una)

El entrenamiento se llevara a cabo la parte baja del Global Market, 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN

Si tiene preguntas por favor comuníquese con Becky George (612) 876-4450 or 

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
5:00 pm ilaa iyo 9:00 pm haweenki
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 more Certified Food Manager classes and exam in Somali will be offered this fall.

Classes meet from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Midtown Global Market, lower level meeting room, 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55407. 

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

For registration call:
Farhiya Farah 612-702-5051

Training is sponsored by the Minneapolis Health 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. 

Last updated Nov 6, 2015