Retail Food License & Inspection Program
The North Dakota Century Code Chapter 23-09 empowers the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Food and Lodging to enforce the North Dakota Requirements for Food and Beverage Establishments (North Dakota Administrative Code 33-33-04.1). Custer Health has a Memorandum of Understanding with the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Food and Lodging for Retail Food Stores, Bakeries, Limited Restaurants, Restaurants, Bar/Taverns, and Non-Licensed Commercial Kitchens.Custer Health recognizes the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Model Food Code as the most practical, science-based guidance for ensuring that food offered at retail and in food service is safe, unadulterated and honestly presented.
2013 FDA Model Food Code
Summary of ND Food Code Changes
Custer Health Food & Beverage Requirements from 2012 (REPEALED February 2, 2018)
Minimum Construction and Equipment Requirements for Food and Beverage Establishments
Temporary Food Requirements
North Dakota Cottage Food Law
During North Dakota's 2017 legislative session, House Bill 1433 was passed regarding direct producer to consumer sales of cottage food products. The new legislation is effective August 1, 2017. The following are links to the North Dakota Department of Health rules and regulations regarding this change in legislation.
North Dakota Cottage Foods Act
Cottage Food Law Frequently Asked Questions