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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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Top Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Articles

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  • Floridians triple # of phone numbers registered to 'Do Not Call' list

    Floridians triple # of phone numbers registered to 'Do Not Call' list
    You signed up for the state's new free  "Do Not Call" list but pesky telemarketers are still ringing you to try to entice you into buying. The sales people are not disregarding the registry, but rather it’s because your telephone number isn’t...
  • Care for your car to curb gas bills

    Care for your car to curb gas bills
    Finding a mechanic may not be fun, but it is great way to keep your car bills down. And with gas prices expected to reach — or exceed — record highs this year, now's as good a time as any for keeping your vehicle in good working condition....
  • Making the right move when hiring a mover in Florida

    Making the right move when hiring a mover in Florida
    Moving-company complaints are among the most common consumer-related gripes in South and Central Florida. A series of reports in the Sun Sentinel led to a statewide crackdown on problem movers about decade ago and eventually to increased county...
  • Consumer travel and vacation complaints continue to fall in Florida

    Consumer travel and vacation complaints continue to fall in Florida
    The last thing you want during vacation is a problem with your bill or services. Fortunately, the number of travel and vacation-related complaints have steadily fallen in recent years, according to the Division of Consumer Services. During the 2010-...
  • Daniel Vasquez: Barbecuing for Memorial Day Weekend? Be careful

    Given the perfect Memorial Day Weekend South Florida weather, a lot of locals will be barbecuing their hearts out. But how many will do it properly and safely? Grilling for the family isn’t the same as hosting a party. Lots can go wrong, leaving...
  • Daniel Vasquez: Florida warns about utility bill scam spreading via text, social media

    Florida authorities are spreading the word about a utility bill scam that tricks victims into giving up personal information to the wrong people. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today issued an alert about a multi-state scam...
  • Test Kitchen bonus: Add Florida stone crabs to your menus

     
    Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts of Palm Salad 4 servings 3 pounds medium stone crab claws, cooked and chilled 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup orange or tangerine juice 8 hearts of palm, fresh or canned 1/4 cup red...
  • Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix recipe of the week: Pork Tenderloin

     
    The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That’s why we have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Honey-Thyme Pork Tenderloin....
  • Health alert: St. James Smokehouse recalls whisky, honey smoked salmon

     
    St. James Smokehouse Inc, is recalling Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon sold in 4-ounce retail packs with the lot code: 5797 & batch code: 4759 with UPC# 853729001151 because th product may be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogen...
  • Florida House votes to de-regulate dance studios, repair shops, telemarketers, etc.

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House voted Thursday to strip government oversight of more than a dozen different professions, from auctioneers, yacht brokers, and talent agents, to people who work in dance studios and auto repair shops. Some of the...
  • Florida agriculture department may take over school meal program

     
    A bill that would allow the state's new agriculture commissioner to decide what's served in public-school cafeterias passed the Florida Senate today. The bill, dubbed Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives, would shift oversight of schools' food-services...