Food Safety

In accordance with the 2017 Iowa Food Code, Linn County Public Health (LCPH) inspects all food establishments in the Linn County area. All food service establishments that sell or serve food to the public must obtain a license and comply with the 2017 FDA Food Code. Food establishments may include restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, delis, grocery stores and temporary food vendors.

Food Safety Inspections

Licensed facilities receive unannounced food safety inspections at a frequency that is based on their risk category. Inspections primarily function to ensure food and produce is handled, prepared and kept in sanitary conditions. In addition, these inspections provide an opportunity for the inspectors to inform and educate the food service professionals about food safety. 

Visit the DIA webpage to view completed inspections in your area.

Contact Information

Phone: 319-892-6000


  1. Application Forms
  2. Useful Templates and Documents
  3. Printable Signs
  4. Food Safety Training
  5. Food Safety Links