In accordance with the 2013 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 2013 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.
- Application: Food Service (PDF)
- Application: Temporary Food Facility (PDF)
- Application: Farmer's Market (PDF)
- Employee Reporting of Illness - English (PDF)
- Employee Reporting of Illness - Simplified Chinese (PDF)
- Employee Reporting of Illness - Spanish (PDF)
- Cooling Foods Temperature Log (PDF)
- High Temp Warewashing Machine Log (PDF)
- Illness Reporting Log for Temporary Events and Volunteers (PDF)
- Temperature Log (PDF)
- Time as Public Health Control Log (PDF)
- Basic Requirements for a Food Establishment (PDF)
- Temporary Food Requirements (PDF)
- Temporary Foodservice Checklist (PDF)
- Mobile Food Requirements (PDF)
- Farmer's Market Requirements (PDF)
- Food Safety After Power Outage (PDF)
- Norovirus Cleanup - English (PDF)
- Norovirus Cleanup - Simplified Chinese (PDF)
- Norovirus Cleanup - Spanish (PDF)