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Category: Food Safety

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

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 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

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