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Food, Lodging & Pools
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Minneapolis, MN 55415

Food, Lodging & Pools 

Food Safety


Do you suspect you may have Food Poisoning? Get the facts.

Food Safety Materials for Businesses

Visit the Food Safety webpage for useful checklists, cooling and temperature logs, other resources and informative articles

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

 7th Somali Business Community Forum

East African owners and managers of food businesses licensed in Minneapolis. and other businesses, are invited to the 7th Somali Business Community Forum.

April 18, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Phillips Community Center gym
2323 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

With special guest Council Member Abdi Warsame

Discussion Topics / Mowduucyada shirka

  • Sick and Safe Time ordinance discussion / Falanqaynta sharciga fasaxa shaqaalaha markay jiradaan
  • Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center /  Xarunta fursadaha ee Cedar Riverside
  • Plastic bag ban / Mamnuucida bacaha caaga ka samaysan ee adeega
  • Seasonal Food and Event Food Permit applications / Cunto xiliyeedka iyo shatiga cuntooyinka lagu gado bandhigyada
  • Farmers and municipal market proposed ordinance changes / Beeralayda iyo soo jeedinta waxka bedalka xeerka magaalada
  • MN Food Code update  / Cusboonaysiinta lambarka cuntada
  • Business Licensing common violations / Jabinta shatiga ganacsiga ee ugu badan
  • Certified food manager training classes in Somali / Koorsada tababarka maaraynta cuntada oo af-Soomaali lagu dhigayo
  • Additional free food safety training in Somali / Tababarka fayadhowrka cuntada oo Soomaali ku baxaya oo bilaash ah

Hosted by the City of Minneapolis Health Department and Business Licensing.

Media Spotlight

Restaurant inspectors shift attention to high-risk violations Minneapolis translates kitchen safety for immigrants Written food safety test is hurdle for Somali businesses

Minneapolis Offers First Somali-Language Food Safety Course

Legislative and Ordinance Updates

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.

On July 1, 2015, changes to the cottage food bill require vendors to register with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.


The Food, Lodging and Pools team picture February 2016

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

We do this by regulating:

  • Food establishments
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Swimming pools
  • Body art establishments
  • Laundry/dry cleaning operations
  • Tanning facilities

Health Inspectors:

  • Conduct health inspections
  • Investigate complaints and outbreaks
  • Enforce applicable city ordinances, state laws, and federal regulations



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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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 Apr 14, 2017



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