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Pick up foods, but don’t pick up an illness

a woman driver picks up a fast-food order at a restaurant's drive-through window

In our last blog, we discussed the four core principles of safe food handling. Now, let’s focus on carry-out, prepared foods. Many of us have days packed with activity, and often find it hard to carve out time… Read More

Become an Energy Coach volunteer this fall

Are you interested in learning energy and water saving techniques and helping low-income residents in Sarasota County? If you have interest in sustainability and helping our community and planet be a better place to live, we invite you… Read More

Egg cartons might pack a surprise soon

a carton of six chicken eggs of different colors, including white, light-blue, olive green, tan and brown

By Maria Portelos-Rometo and Sarah Bostick UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Recently, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services temporarily changed some of the rules about eggs. These changes are part of a statewide effort to make sure… Read More

Handwashing 101: The importance of details

suds on hands clenched while washing

Amid all the steps many people take when it comes to preventing illness, they often overlook one simple but highly effective action. Handwashing. Proper handwashing is a basic technique that has been proven to help prevent the spread… Read More

Food Label Dates: Cracking down on egg freshness

a dozen eggs of different shell colors in a paper carton

In our previous Food Label Dates posts, we talked about some terminology used on the food packaging. But what about eggs? Besides all the different sizes and varieties of eggs, how long do eggs keep their peak freshness?… Read More