Health Department

Food, Lodging & Pools
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Food, Lodging & Pools

Tababarka Maamulaha cuntada ee Shatiga leh iyo imtixaanka afka Soomaaliga ah /Certified Food Manager training and exam in Somali Language

Fadhi walba sedex bari oo tababar ah ayuu leeyahay Maalin sedexaada ayaa imtixaanka la qaadi doonaa. / Three days training per session. Exam delivery on the third day. 

Maalmaha tababarka no soodow waa / Training dates:  

October 25, 26 and 27, 2017
5:00 pm ilaai iyo 9:00 pm Haweenki / 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Goobta Tababarka / Location: 
AWAC Services
2305 Snelling Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55405

Si aadisu qorto wac / For registration call: 

Farhiya Farah

Picture of Somali food

Hawl gala yaasha cuntooyinka ee ka shaqeeya ganacsiyada ku leh shatiga Magaalada Minneapolis. $150 weeye hawl gala yaasha ganacsiyada aan reer Minneapolis ahayn. / Cost: $50 for food operators working in businesses licensed by the City of Minneapolis. $150 for non-Minneapolis business operators.

Training is sponsored by the Minneapolis Health Department

Food Safety

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

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.


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

2017 FLP team picture

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



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 Oct 23, 2017



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Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


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