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Next Iowa Food Protection Task Force Meeting will be held Fall 2024

Food Poisoning Facts

  • People get foodborne poisoning when they consume contaminated foods or beverages.
  • About 1 in 6 Americans (approximately 48 million) gets food poisoning each year.
  • About 128,000 Americans are hospitalized due to food poisoning each year.

  • About 3,000 Americans die as a result of food poisoning each year. 


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The Iowa Food Protection Task Force is a group of individuals and organizations interested in food safety and defense.  The Task Force members include federal, state, and local government agencies; commodity groups; food related trade associations; food producers; academia; and others.  The Task Force meets 2 to 3 times per year.  The Task Force also sponsors educational opportunities each year.

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Basic Requirements
VIDEO: Temporary Food Stand Operating Requirements
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VIDEO: Temporary Food Stand Licensing Requirements
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Temporary Food Stand Requirements
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Additional Information and Resources
Food Manager Resources
May 14, 2024 General Meeting and Introductory Board Meeting

The Iowa Food Protection Task Force met to nominate and elect the Chair, Vice Chair, and three Members at Large Advisors to a new Board. After the election, the general meeting adjourned, and the Board convened for a brief meeting to learn the new direction of the board and the board's duties. The Board will meet monthly. There was no agenda for this meeting, however, the minutes are attached.

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Laws & Regulations
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