Retail Establishments

Food safety requirements for retail establishments

All IU food service establishments must meet the Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements established by the state.

IU Environmental Health and Safety staff conduct routine facility inspections and follow-ups, complaint investigations, and pre-operational and onsite inspections of temporary food service facilities and special events that provide food to the public.

They also can help with guidance and training.


All establishments are inspected based on the Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements in 410 IAC 7-24. Food handlers are required to be certified according to the requirements of 410 IAC 7-22,

Indiana Food Code (410 IAC 7-24)

Certification of Food Handler Requirements (410 IAC 7-22)

Recognized certification providers:

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

If you have received an inspection report from IUEHS and wish to respond to the report, please use the "Response to Inspection" form to respond.

The "Self-Inspection Checklist has been developed for you and your staff to conduct occasional self-inspections to ensure that your facility is a healthy, safe, and compliant operation. The checklist covers the majority of what IUEHS inspectors look for during a health inspection.