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Salmonella in chicken salad suspected cause of Iowa illnesses

Few details are included in a consumer alert from the Iowa Department of Public Health that warns people about a Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Laboratory tests have detected Salmonella in the chicken salad, which is made by a third party, according to the state alert issued Tuesday. Iowa… Continue Reading

25 sickened in Salmonella outbreak tied to deli salads

Iowa health officials are investigating about 25 illnesses potentially linked to deli-made potato salads sold by Big G Foods in Marengo, IA. Test results from the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa were presumed positive for Salmonella. “We have approximately 25 cases under investigation. It is possible the investigation may determine some of the 25 cases… Continue Reading

Report Reveals Source of Foodborne Illness Outbreak at Iowa High School

A recent outbreak of foodborne illness following a catered staff luncheon at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA, sickened at least 58 people and canceled classes for the rest of the day on Oct. 22. A subsequent investigation by state and county health officials, summarized in a report released Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, found that meat… Continue Reading

Iowa’s Secret: Restaurant Inspections Becoming Increasingly Infrequent

Restaurant food in the Hawkeye State might be getting more risky just as it’s time once again for those quadrennial events they call the Iowa caucuses. Restaurant inspections are a state and local responsibility that has forced the cash-strapped Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (IDIA) to carry a larger share of the burden. In just… Continue Reading