Food at Events
Student/campus organizations must adhere to State of Iowa Food Code and the ISU procedures for food service.
Food that is handled or prepared improperly can cause foodborne illness. Safety in food preparation and service is important at all ISU events.
Each person who will handle food at an ISU student/campus organization event needs to complete "SafeFood 101" training and quiz. Participants learn how to safely prepare and serve food at temporary food establishments (BBQs, bake sales, fundraisers, etc.) and how to comply with Iowa Food Code.
Completion of "SafeFood 101" is required before serving potentially hazardous foods (pizza, grilled meat, potato salad, sliced fruit, ice cream, etc.) and any food items that are not pre-packaged. Trainging is not required for service or sales of prepackaged items (wrapped candy, bottled water, bags of chips, etc.)
Upon completion of training and passing a short quiz, each person receives a "SafeFood 101" card. Every person handling food(preparing, cooking, or serving) at a student organization event must have his/her card available at the event.
SafeFood 101 Training and Cards
|STEP 1:||Log in to the SafeFood 101 course through the ISU
PLEASE NOTE: If you have an ISU NetID, you may log in on the LEFT side of the page (where it says "Returning to this web site?") by using NetID (as username) and password - even if you have not used this site before.
If you do not have an ISU NetID, you may click the "Create new account" button on the RIGHT side of the page to complete your login.
|STEP 2:||"Enroll" in the course by clicking on the button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen ("Enroll me in this course").|
|STEP 3:||View the video modules in boxes 2 & 3 (for a total of about 25 minutes).|
|STEP 4:||Review the handouts in box 4 (and print or save for your reference).|
|STEP 5:||Complete the SafeFood 101 Quiz by clicking the link in box 6.|
After successfully completing the SafeFood 101 quiz, you must
obtain a card to show that you are eligible to serve food on behalf of a student
organization at Iowa State University.
Please allow two (2) business days after completing your quiz before going to pick up your card.
You may pick up your SafeFood 101 card Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00PM at the Student Activities Center in the Memorial Union East Student Office Space. You must present your ISUCard or other photo ID to receive your card. Your card will be valid for the academic year in which you take the SafeFood 101 quiz.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Risk Management at (515)294-7711.
Although the Student Activities Center is the primary location to pick up cards, they may be picked up at the Office of Risk Management in the Administrative Services Building Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM.
Approved Vendors/Caterers at ISU
The following vendors/caterers are currently approved to serve or provide food at Iowa State University.
Approved Vendor/Caterer List
Anyone with current ServSafe certification may automatically receive a SafeFood 101 card for the current academic year without completing SafeFood 101 training or renewal.
To obtain your card:
- Take your ISUCard (or other ID) and your current ServSafe certificate to the Office of Risk Management during business hours.
- ORM will keep a copy of your ServSafe certificate on file and will issue you a SafeFood card with an expiration date that matches your ServSafe certification.
ISU organizations/units wishing to serve/sell food more than one day within a week (Sunday - Saturday) are required to purchase a license from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals by submitting an Application for Temporary Food Establishment License. The license must be for a food establishment that will be operating in conjunction with a single event or celebration at a single location. A copy of the license must be provided to the Office of Risk Management and a certificate of insurance may be required. For assistance with the licensing process, contact the Office of Risk Management. A copy of the license must be provided to the Office of Risk Management and a certificate of insurance may be required.