Consumer Beware: Food Inspections Spotty in Parts of the State

Apr 16, 2015

When Senator Bill Dotzler got food poisoning in Storm Lake, he decided to do something about it.

He introduced Senate File 256 to the legislature with intentions of funneling more funding into food inspections around the state. Traditionally in Iowa, restaurant inspections have been done by the counties, but increasingly counties have been looking to the state to take charge.

During this River to River segment, host Ben Kieffer talks with Dotzler and Sandy Heinen, Environmental Health Officer at the Black Hawk County Health Department and a National Environmental Health Administration Registered Food Safety Trainer.