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Food & Hotels

The Iowa Food Protection Task Force provides Iowa’s food vendors with a library of resources to ensure their facilities are clean and their products are safe for consumption. Resources available range from farmers market safety guidelines to information for food processing facilities. You can use these resources to familiarize yourself with the basic requirements, best practices, and recommendations associated with your specific business.

In order to provide the best, most thorough resources available, the task force consists of members at the state, federal, and local levels in a variety of government positions, trade associations, academic roles, and more.

Food Emergency Resources

Food Processing Authorities Directory

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) has a directory of food processing authorities on their website. These authorities make sure food a licensee's processes and equipment are up to the appropriate standards, as well as validate the equipment and processes for specialized food.

Iowa Sales Tax on Food

Learn which food categories are taxable or tax exempt in Iowa and how you can use this information as a business or a citizen.

Alcohol and Tobacco Licensing

Visit the State of Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) website to learn about alcohol and tobacco certification and licensing protocols.

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Home Food Processing Establishments (HFPE)

Hotels & Motels

Vending Machines