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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

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