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Iowans return to restaurants, but state inspectors keep their distance

BY: - June 16, 2020

Iowans are now free to visit their favorite restaurants, but some of the state’s own food-safety inspectors are continuing to keep their distance. At least 20% of the food-establishment inspections over the past three months have been conducted by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals using only “virtual” technology, with no inspector setting foot […]

Iowa restaurants raise prices as meat, to-go containers become harder to stock

BY: - May 21, 2020

Some Iowa restaurant owners said they are raising their menu prices as the cost of supplies like meat and to-go containers rise due to supply chain strains during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Owners shared their concerns during a Zoom roundtable with U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Thursday morning, as the industry faces compounding financial challenges that […]