The Environmental Health Program is responsible for inspection, education, investigation and enforcement, of licensed food establishments in Black Hawk County as well as Benton, Buchanan, Bremer, Fayette and Grundy counties. The Black Hawk County Health Department contracts with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) to enforce the 2017 Food Code, its Supplements and the Iowa Administrative Code in our service area.
When opening a new restaurant, as in all new ventures, it is critical to do your research. This is an important consideration and Black Hawk County Food Safety Inspection Officers are available to assist you with all physical and regulatory requirements with your new establishment. Please contact the Health Department with any questions you may have. Opening a new food establishment checklist:
Check out our Toolkit for Food Establishments for detailed instructions and downloadable resources.
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