No Bake Sales at Iowa Hospitals

Officials find new USDA rules too difficult to follow and ban sales altogether.

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Next time patients go to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to donate blood, they will not be able to buy delicious homemade cupcakes and cookies, the Daily Iowan reports. Because of new stringent guidelines put forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that went into effect July 1, the UIHC has decided that hosting bake sales is no longer worth the trouble and has banned them on hospital grounds.