FOOD SAFETY

Inspections

All food service establishments that serve or sell food to the public must obtain a license and comply with the Iowa Food Code (https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/code/137F.pdf).  These facilities include restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, bars, liquor stores, hotels, motels, mobile food units and temporary food vendors.  Pottawattamie County Inspections are conducted by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. 

https://dia.iowa.gov/food-consumer-safety

 

Suspected Food Poisoning

If you believe you have become ill due to food poisoning, contact Iowa Department of Public Health toll-free at

1-844-469-2742.

 

Keeping Food Safe

See the links below for more information on keeping food safe.

  • FAT TOM – the six favorable conditions required for the growth of food-borne pathogens.

 

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/L4.1

  • TCS Foods – foods that require Time and Temperature Controls for Safety

http://www.extension.umn.edu/food/food-safety/food-service-industry/prep-storage/keep-food-safe-with-time-and-temperature-control/

 

  • Personal Hygiene – wash, wash, wash and the proper use of gloves

https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/indoors/food_safety/washing.htm

 

  • Labeling Ready-To-Eat Foods – knowing when to use or throw out food

http://www.foodhandler.com/a-date-with-safe-food-labels/

  • Thoroughly Cooking – make sure to cook to the right temperature!

http://www.eatright.org/resource/homefoodsafety/four-steps/cook/complete-list-of-cooking-temperatures

  • Food Allergens – more information for parents, schools, and restaurant managers

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/content/food-allergens

 

 

Other Links:

www.foodsafetynews.com

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/

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