Health Department

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

Food, Lodging & Pools 

East African Business Community Forum

Waaxda Caafimaadka iyo ta Shati-ganacsi-bixinta ee Magaalada Minneapolis waxay ku marti-qaadayaan dhamaan madaxda iyo mulkiilayaasha ganacsiga ee kasoo jeeda Africada bari ee reer Minneapolis inay ka soo qayb-galaan shirka Jaaliyada Ganacsatada East Africa.

The City of Minneapolis Health Department and Business Licensing Department invites all East African owners and managers of food businesses licensed in Minneapolis to the 8th East African Business Community Forum.  

Goorma / When
October 17, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 am

Goobta / Where
Phillips Community Center Gym 
2323 11th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Mowduucyada shirka / Discussion topics   

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 13, 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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