Environmental Health - Food, Lodging & Pools

East African Business Forum

Are you an East African Business owner? Do you want to start a business? 

Meet with City of Minneapolis staff at the East African Business Forum. 

Get the help you need to start or grow your business.  

When? Tuesday, June 26, 2018
From 6 to 8 p.m. 
Where? Plaza Verde, 3rd floor ballroom, 1516 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55407

Interpreters will be provided. 

Get answers to your questions on:

The forum will begin with a welcome by Mayor Jacob Frey and Council Member Abdi Warsame.

There will be a short Q & A with Mayor Frey and Council Member Warsame near the end of the forum.

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Suado Abdi at 612-246-0793 or [email protected] 

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

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Not all Minneapolis food trucks get an annual inspection

Short-staffed Minneapolis Health Department juggles growing inspection caseload

Restaurant inspectors shift attention  to high-risk violations

Minneapolis translates kitchen safety for immigrants

Written food safety test is hurdle for Somali businesses 

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. 


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

We do this by regulating:

Health Inspectors:


Minneapolis Environmental Health team picture April 2018

The Minneapolis Environmental Health - Food, Lodging and Pools team. In addition to English, team members speak Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Portuguese, Lao, Thai and Korean. April 2018



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:


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