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Environmental Health - Food, Lodging & Pools

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.  

Media Spotlight

Dancer's suit may spur new labor rules for Minneapolis strip clubs
http://www.startribune.com/dancer-speaks-up-for-rights-of-strip-club-workers/461855453/

Not all Minneapolis food trucks get an annual inspection
http://www.startribune.com/why-one-in-four-mpls-food-trucks-haven-t-been-getting-annual-inspection/458286403/

Short-staffed Minneapolis Health Department juggles growing inspection caseload
http://www.startribune.com/short-staffed-minneapolis-health-department-juggles-growing-inspection-caseload/458514303/

Restaurant inspectors shift attention  to high-risk violations
http://www.startribune.com/illness-risks-take-a-larger-role-in-local-restaurant-inspections/375274261/

Minneapolis translates kitchen safety for immigrants
http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-translates-kitchen-safety-for-immigrant-restaurateurs/374381301/

Written food safety test is hurdle for Somali businesses 
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/11/somali-food-safety-test

Minneapolis Offers First Somali-Language Food Safety Course 
http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3870347.shtml 

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. 

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Environmental Health - Food, Lodging & Pools works to protect the health and safety of the public.

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2017 FLP team picture
The Environmental Health - Food, Lodging and Pools team. In addition to English, team members speak Spanish, Somali, Mandarin Chinese, Hmong, Portuguese, Lao and Korean. April 2017

 

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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:

 

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Last updated Dec 12, 2017

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