Links & Resources
Licensing and Delegation Coverage
- Minnesota State and Local Food, Pools and Lodging Contacts Licensing Jurisdiction Map
- Minnesota State and Local Food, Pools and Lodging Contacts (PDF)
Food and Beverage
- Foodborne Illness is caused by consuming food or beverages that are contaminated by disease-causing microbes (pathogens). Of note many foodborne pathogens also can be acquired through recreational or drinking water, from contact with animals or their environment, or through person-to-person spread.
- Reporting Suspected Foodborne and Waterborne Illness - to report a suspected foodborne or waterborne illness call 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455) from within Minnesota.
- Food Recalls - a food recall is a voluntary action by a manufacturer or distributor to protect the public from products that may cause health problems or possible death. The purpose of a recall is to remove products from commerce when there is reason to believe it may be adulterated (injurious to health or unfit for human consumption) or mis-branded (false or misleading labeling and / or packaging).
- Teaching Food Safety - resources to help you teach food safety and hand hygiene.
- Food Safety Training for Food Managers (PDF) - a comprehensive list of resources and coursework for food managers and food service workers.
- Certified Food Manager Information / Requirement - The Minnesota certified food manager (CFM) is a leader for the food establishment’s food safety team. The CFM is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) as meeting specific training requirements, and helps reduce the risk of foodborne illness by demonstrating safe food handling practices and sharing food safety knowledge with the food establishment’s employees. MDH administers the Minnesota CFM program for MDH, MDA and delegated agencies.
- How to start a food business in Minnesota (PDF)
- Licensing, Certification and Registrations, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
- Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities, Minnesota Attorney General's Office
- State Fire Marshall, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
- Minnesota's Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems Program / Septic Systems, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Mobile Home Park / Recreational Camping
- MN Department of Labor and Industry - regulates individual home building code requirements, home construction, anchoring, plumbing and engineering.
- Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers - a list of municipal emergency managers and phone numbers for onsite storm shelter requirements and shelter plan approvals.
- The Office of Attorney General - this Web page explains the Minnesota laws concerning manufactured home park residents and park owners.
Public Swimming Pools
- Waterborne Illness
If a pool has water that looks unclean, or unsafe, you should not swim in it. If you suspect that a pool does not meet public pool water standards and could possibly cause a waterborne illness, please report the pool by contacting us.
If you suspect that you have become sick with a waterborne illness, please contact the hotline at: 1-877-366-3455
- Pool and Spa Safety Products (NSF)