Food Safety - Regulatory Authorities
LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS CONTRACTING WITH DIA
Note: All counties in white are under the jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Food & Consumer Safety Bureau, Lucas State Office Building, Third Floor, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0083; (515) 281-6538.
Food safety inspections and foodborne illness/complaint investigations are conducted by state employees working for the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau, as well as inspectors working for local health departments under contract to the Department of Inspections and Appeals.
If you have questions about food establishments, inspections, or licensing, please contact the regulatory authority responsible for administrating the food safety program in your area. You can locate the appropriate regulatory authority by clicking on the county (listed below) in which you will be operating your food establishment. Several regulatory authorities have links to websites where you may download licensing materials, including applications.
A complete list of all food safety inspection programs in the State of Iowa also is available for download, as is a map of the various food safety inspection services in Iowa.
To find the regulatory authority responsible for inspecting and licensing food establishments in your area, click on the county listed below.