Retail Food License & Inspection Program

Services Provided In
Grant, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, and Sioux Counties
Contact: Lana Schmidt, EHP

       Emily Schmidt

Required Online Food Training for Owners, Managers, and Shift Supervisors
Please take the online food training by clicking on the image below. The training is $10:

**Contact Custer Health to verify whether or not your establishment's food handler training certification is up to date. This certification is valid for 2 years.**
Person in Charge training not required unless serious violations persist in establishment. The cost of this training is $20.

If you encounter any problems completing the training, please call State Food Safety Support at 801-494-1416.

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.

Summary of ND Food Code Changes

Complaint Form
Notice of Inspection Poster 

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

Food and Drug Administration  Check out the latest food safety issues at FDA
Nutrition and Food Safety

Report a Foodborne Illness