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Food Safety

Information on food safety, inspections & resources in Benton County.

The Blackhawk County Public Health Department's Environmental Health Program is responsible for inspection, education, investigation and enforcement, of licensed food establishments in Benton County, as well as Black Hawk, 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 this service area.

Have a food safety concern for a Benton County establishment?

With any questions, comments or concerns regarding a food establishment here in Benton County (ex. grocery store, farmer's market, bakery, gas station, etc.), please call the Blackhawk County Public Health Department's Environmental Health Program at 319-291-2413. Have informatoin regarding name of the facility, address, types of food/drink, dates visited/consumed, etc. handy. 

Licenses & Applications

Unattended Food Establishment License Application

Vending Machine License Application

Food Establishment License Application

Farmers Market Food License Application

Temporary Food Stand License Application

Event Coordinator License Application

Requirements and Guidelines

Food Establishments

In Home Bakeries

Farmers Markets

Mobile Food Units and Pushcarts

Temporary Food Stands