Welcome to the home page
of the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau of the Iowa Department of Inspections
and Appeals (DIA). The Bureau is responsible for administering and
enforcing the state's food and sanitation laws (Iowa Code chapters 137C, 137D,
137F and 196).
Staff in the Bureau protects Iowa’s consuming public by licensing and
conducting inspections at food establishments (grocery stores, restaurants, and
convenience stores), food processing plants, and hotels and motels. Staff
also conducts inspections at barber shops and cosmetology salons.
Through this web site, visitors will be able to learn more about the inspection
process used at food establishments across the state, who to contact with
licensing or complaint questions, or how to obtain a copy of a recent food
inspection report. Visitors may also view or download a copy of the Iowa
Food Code, as well as other state rules and regulations governing restaurants,
grocery stores, convenience stores, food processing plants, and hotels, among
other establishment types.
Additional references of value to visitors include links to useful web sites
dealing with food safety issues, including links to those local health
departments under contract to DIA. Visitors may also view or download a
list of the most commonly used terms and their definitions.
If you have comments or questions about this web site or any of the information
contained in it, please do not hesitate to contact the Food and Consumer Safety
Bureau by telephone at (515) 281-6538, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.