Food Borne Disease

The Environmental Health unit is responsible for prevention, education, enforcement, and investigation of food establishments and food borne illnesses in Black Hawk County and surrounding areas. The Black Hawk County Health Department/Northeast Iowa Inspections contracts with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) to enforce the 2013 FDA Food Code and Supplement in Black Hawk County and 7 other counties in the Cedar Valley area.


The following counties are inspected for food:
  • Benton
  • Black Hawk
  • Bremer
  • Buchanan
  • Fayette
  • Grundy