The Division of Consumer Environmental Health (CEH) protects the health, safety, and consumer rights of those who live, work, or visit in Milwaukee. By conducting inspections of food service establishments and events, tattoo and body art facilities, and establishments that sell items by weight, the Division promotes safe practices, prevents the potential spread of disease, and assures that consumers receive the amount of goods they pay for.
Food Safety & Inspection
The food inspection program conducts annual and periodic inspections of food service establishments, mobile vendors, and temporary events. Specialists also provide food safety training and consultations,review plans and conduct pre-occupancy inspections.
New Wisconsin Food Code in Effect 10-25-2020
Wisconsin has an updated food code. The WI Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection has published a series of webinars and fact sheets to provide information about the updated food code. In addition you can register for Q&A Webinars from the above link.
Newsletters are sent out to operators with pertinent information quarterly throughout the year. Below are previous newsletters
October 2019 April 2019 September 2018 July 2018 March 2018 November 2017
Bed & Breakfast Establishments
A Bed & Breakfast Establishment is defined as any place of lodging that provides 8 or fewer rooms for rent to no more than a total of 20 tourists for more than 10 nights in a 12-month period, is the owner's personal residence, is occupied by the owner at the time of rental, and in which the only meal served to guests is breakfast.
Tattoos & Body Piercing
Inspectors work to decrease the risk of bloodborne diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV from tattoo or body art practices, inspections are conducted to assure that tattoo, permanent makeup, and/or body piercings are done in a sanitary and sterile manner.
Weights & Measures
The Weights & Measures Program works to protect Milwaukee consumers’ pocketbooks by monitoring retail businesses to assure that devices such as scales and scanners are accurately determining the price of goods sold by weight and gas meters are dispensing the correct volume.
Use the form below to submit concerns with any food establishment, weights and measures device (gas pump, scale), and tattoo or body art facility. To submit a complaint regarding an establishment outside the City of Milwaukee, please contact your local health department.
File a Complaint