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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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  • Conditions ideal for good Florida blue crab harvest

     
    Top producers in Florida expect this to be an above-average year for blue crab, thanks to recent rains that have brought fresh water to our bays and estuaries. Producers are bringing in large catches daily, and seafood markets and restaurants across the...
  • Test kitchen extra: Florida tropical produce a great addition to menus

     
    Captivated by the state's beautiful fruits and flowers, the Spanish dubbed our narrow peninsula La Florida. No doubt the explorers were dazzled by our tropical fruits, many of which thrive this time of year. Florida's tropical fruits are an excellent...
  • Florida stone crab season opens today

     
    Florida stone crab opens Oct 15, 2010, and runs through mid-May. The fishery is closed for five months each year to help protect and sustain Florida's valuable stone crab resource, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services....
  • Test kitchen bonus: How to cook with Florida oysters

     
    The Florida oyster harvest gears up in fall when water temperatures begin to drop. The cool months are when oysters taste the best. Oysters are among Florida's top commercial seafood products in terms of dockside value, with last season's harvest totaling...
  • Test kitchen bonus: Florida mullet is a great catch

     
    Mullet is one of the signature flavors of Old Florida. Usually enjoyed smoked or fried, it's traditionally served with hushpuppies, grits, or maybe even a slice of white bread. But mullet's appeal is greater than just nostalgia. One of Florida's most...
  • 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...
  • Undeclared allergen risk: Winn-Dixie recalls chocolate drink

     
    Winn-Dixie is recalling Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink from its in-store dairy departments because the product may be mislabeled and may contain the . Individuals sensitive to wheat protein can suffer a moderate-acute allergic reaction. Sold in...
  • 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...