Privacy Statement

About this Statement

The Food Safety Project team at Iowa State University Extension (ISUE) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.

Kinds of Information We Collect From Our Visitors

The personally identifiable information we collect is used to facilitate dissemination of food safety information to our visitors. In the process of providing information, we require our visitors to provide certain personally identifiable information. If a visitor sends us personal correspondence, such as e-mails or letters, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We internally use personally identifiable information about our visitors to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customize our site's content and layout. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and provide better service to our visitors. We may occasionally use a visitor's e-mail address and, in rare situations mailing address or phone number, to contact a customer regarding administrative matters or notices. We may use information in the file we maintain about a customer to resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.

Disclosure of Your Information

We respect the privacy of our customers and, therefore, we will not sell or otherwise intentionally release any of our visitors' personal information to any third party. We will, however, cooperate with all law enforcement inquiries. We will disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials when required to do so in order to comply with a court order or to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the conduct of a criminal investigation.

External Links

This site contains links to other web sites. Iowa State University Extension is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. However, please keep in mind that "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.

Web Site Contact

This site is maintained by the Extension Specialists in the ISUE Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management program (HRIM) along with the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or believe that our organization has acted in a manner inconsistent with this privacy statement, you may contact: Kristin Taylor.

We appreciate your questions and comments. Thank you for visiting our Web site.

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Improper handling of raw meat, poultry, and seafood can create an inviting environment for cross-contamination. As a result, bacteria can spread to food and and other surfaces throughout the kitchen. Keeping uncooked meat, poultry, and seafood away from ready-to-eat foods like fruits, vegetables, and cold cuts helps prevent pathogens and other bacteria from contaminating the ready-to-eat foods.

Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education


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