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Food Safety

Food Safety

Food Safety

Public Health plays a large role in helping to educate the public on the importance of food safety.  Each year, one in six Americans get sick from foods and beverages that are contaminated.  In addition to inspecting professional food establishments to ensure safe food practices, the Scott County Health Department investigates reports of food-borne illnesses in Scott County and provides education on safe food preparation to the public.  Click on the links below to learn how to safely prepare and enjoy food for yourself and your family and friends.

News & Notices

Scott County welcomes new and returning elected officials during the swearing in ceremony on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Posted: January 2, 2019
The Scott County Health Department (SCHD) announced December 11 that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Accreditation demonstrates SCHD’s ability to meet national standards for high quality public health services, leadership, and...
Posted: December 11, 2018
CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak.There have been no cases of illness associated with this outbreak in Iowa; however, Iowans are included in the nationwide safety alert...
Posted: November 20, 2018