Refrigerate or Room Temperature
If you buy commercially produced eggs (grocery store) then store eggs in your refrigerator.
If you have hens and do not wash the eggs, then store eggs at room temperature. If storing these eggs in the ... READ MORE
The holiday season is a time of celebration and sharing meals with family and friends. During holiday get-togethers, snacks and meals are frequently left out throughout the gathering. When food is sitting at room temperature for more than two ... READ MORE
The CDC has developed guidelines to help navigate Halloween, providing ideas to make Halloween activities more creative, and reducing the risk for getting COVID. So, classic door to door trick-or-treating and large in door costume parties are ... READ MORE
Life is getting back to normal, and more people are eating at restaurants. When you choose to bring leftovers home, there are fundamental ways to keep your food safe, so you don't risk becoming sick! If you plan to go to a movie or be out and ... READ MORE
A "Certified Food Manager" is one who has passed a written certification test, which has been approved by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation, which demonstrates a basic knowledge of food protection practices.
Food ... READ MORE
Did you know that food establishments, including mobile vendors, that process, pack, hold or prepare food require a trained and certified individual in food protection and safety? The skilled and certified staff member is referred to as a Certified ... READ MORE
The Power of Partnership – During COVID-19
The COVID-19 Pandemic impacts on health, livelihoods, and food systems have been devastating. Slowly these areas are rebuilding. The Nassau County Cooperative Extension Service Family and Consumer ... READ MORE
BUILDING ON THE ALREADY ESTABLISHED FOOD SAFETY BEST PRACTICES:
Prohibiting sick employees in the workplace
Strict handwashing practices that include how and when to wash hands
Strong procedures and practices to clean and sanitize ... READ MORE
Learning the art of getting takeout food is an important skill because it will make you feel comfortable eating take-out while supporting local food businesses. Dr. Paula Cannon, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Keck ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE