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Thanksgiving Food Safety

Thanksgiving Food Safety

Whether you’re the go-to grandma who always hosts Thanksgiving dinner or the first-time novice, preparing a holiday meal is an undertaking that requires planning, skill, patience, and most importantly, attention to food safety. 
Thursday, November 17, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2345)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Keep Your Cider Safe

Keep Your Cider Safe

There are many traditions associated with autumn, including visits to pumpkin patches, apple orchards and fall farmers markets. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to check the labels of apple cider containers to ensure the product is pasteurized. 
Monday, October 24, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2406)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New Food Poisoning Detection and Response Initiative Announced

New Food Poisoning Detection and Response Initiative Announced

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced a new joint initiative with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) that should reduce the impact of reported foodborne illness in Iowa. 
Monday, October 17, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (4180)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.4
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Picnic Food Safety

Picnic Food Safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, 76 million Americans get sick, more than 300,000 are taken to the hospital, and 5,000 people die from food-borne illnesses.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2319)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Keep Your Holidays Healthy

Keep Your Holidays Healthy

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that vaccinations and healthy behaviors are the best ways to prevent the spread of illness during this holiday season. “There is still time to get a flu vaccination to offer protection over the holidays,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “As people gather for meals and parties, they’re more likely to spread illness around. Receiving the flu vaccine will help you stay healthy to enjoy all the festivities, and will also keep you from making others sick.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2145)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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