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.
E. Coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about this outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.
There are no know cases tied to this outbreak in Minnesota at this time. We will provide additional information as we learn more.
For more information, visit the CDC E. coli website.
2019 Food Code Changes
The Minnesota Food Code will be updated in 2019. View the current 2019 Minnesota Food Code draft.
The new Food Code goes into effect on January 1, 2019.
Learn about the main changes to the Food Code in 20 Questions: The Proposed Major Changes of Concern to the Minnesota Food Code (PDF) provided by the Minnesota Department of Health.
If you have questions about the new Food Code, contact your health inspector by calling 311 (612-673-3000) or emailing [email protected]
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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.
- Team members speak English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Portuguese, Lao, Thai, and Korean.
We work closely with our partners to make sure our residents and business communities have access to 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 Dec 5, 2018