North Dakota Division of Food and Lodging
The Division of Food and Lodging is responsible for protecting
public health through licensing and inspection of restaurants,
bars, lodging facilities, mobile home parks, campgrounds, bed
and breakfast facilities, retail food stores, meat markets,
bakeries, schools, salvage food establishments, small food
manufacturers/ processors, tanning facilities, tattoo and body
art facilities, electrologists and assisted living facilities.
Inspection procedures ensure that these licensed establishments
meet both sanitation and certain fire/life safety standards
before opening to the public and while in operation.
The Division of Food and Lodging also has Memorandums of Understanding (MOU's) with nine local health units whereby the units provide inspection and licensing functions within their areas of jurisdiction. There are MOU's with three city health units and six multi-county health units.
Under an agreement with the Department of Human Services, the division also inspects and licenses preschools and day care centers that prepare food. The Division provides educational courses in safe food handling, reviews plans for new establishments and extensive remodeling projects, and helps investigatefoodborne illness outbreaks.
The Division also serves as the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) liaison in the state on issues related to manufactured food and pesticide residues in food.
Documents available online:
Food and Beverage Establishments
North Dakota Food Code (NDAC 33-33-04.1) - Effective January 1, 2018
MEMO: North Dakota Food Code Changes and Hand Out - Effective January 1, 2018
2013 Food Code Pocket Guide - free download (Association of Food and Drug Officials revised June 1, 2015)
Bed and Breakfast Facilities
Mobile Home Parks, Trailer Parks, Campgrounds
Preparing for Severe Weather and Other Emergencies
Lodging Establishments and Assisted Living Facilities
Tattoo and Body Art Facilities
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Julie Wagendorf, Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Trinneer, Administrative Assistant - email@example.com
Phone 701.328.1291 Fax 701.328.1890