News & Announcements for Food Establishments

2013 FDA Food Code Replaces Previous Version

City of Dubuque Health Services Department is now using the 2013 FDA Food Code for regulating Food Establishments. The FDA Food Code is updated every four years based on extensive food science and research. As of January 2018, the entire state of Iowa has adopted the 2013 version instead of the previous version, FDA Food Code 2009. Key changes to the 2013 version can be found here.


For questions about changes to the Food Code, contact City of Dubuque Health Services Department 563-589-4181, or

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