Hours: M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
After Hours Phone: 563-326-8618
DEAF RELAY: (Hearing or Speech Impaired) 711 or 1-800-735-2942
Number is available 24/7 to report public health emergencies.
Weekend Disease Reporting Hotline: 1-800-362-2736
What is the Food Establishment Program?
The Food Establishment Licensing and Enforcement Program:
Why are Food Establishments inspected?
Food Establishments are inspected in order to protect public health and to provide consumers with food that is safe. Inspections are done based on the criteria found in the 2005 Iowa Food Code.
How often are Food Establishments inspected?
A regular inspection of Food Establishments occurs one to three times per year. The number of times a Food Establishment is inspected during a year is based on risk criteria. The items that determine the level of risk at a Food Establishment are volume of food served, amount of hands-on contact, the extent of the menu and previous inspections. All restaurants will be inspected at least once a year with the majority inspected twice a year.
If you have questions or need more information to contact the Scott County Health Department at 563-326-8618.