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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, business and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans.

Harmful bacteria can be found on cutting boards and cause health problems.  Be sure to washing and sanitize cutting boards after each use.

Question of the Week


Advances in technology have dramatically decreased the number of foodborne illnesses reported in Iowa.

True                      False