State of Iowa Food Safety Task Force

Led by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, the state of Iowa Food Safety Task Force represents state, regional and federal agencies and associations that work with consumers, regulators and food workers in food production, processing, food service and retail establishments to reduce food-borne illness in Iowa by improving food safety knowledge and skills.

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Iowa State University Extension specialists and other personnel from Iowa State University serve on the task force.

Retail/Institutional Food Service Food Safety and Management
Catherine H. Strohbehn, PhD, RD, CFSP
HRIM Extension Specialist
Adjunct Associate Professor
Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa, 50011-1121 USA

  • Article History
    • Revision Date: 6/22/2010

Food Safety Tip of the Day

Marinating mandate

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Sauce that is used to marinate raw meat, poultry, or seafood should not be used on cooked foods, unless it is boiled before applying. The raw meat, poultry, or seafood may have illness-causing bacteria present on the surface, which could contaminate the marinade. Bringing the marinade to a rolling boil will kill any pathogens that may be present.

Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education


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