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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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  • 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...
  • Health alert: Marjon Foods in Plant City recalls sliced apples because of Listeria monocytogenes

     
    Marjon Specialty Foods of Plant City, FL has recalled 119 cases of sliced apples as a result of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes that came from the company's routine sampling program. The apples were packaged in 2 ounce packages and&#...
  • Test kitchen extra: Cooking with fresh Florida okra

     
    Okra Succotash 6 servings 1 Florida onion, chopped 1 large Florida green bell pepper, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 large Florida tomatoes, coarsely chopped 3 cups Florida corn (from 5 to 6 ears) 1/2 pound Florida okra, trimmed and...
  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill update: Fresh Florida seafood availability

     
    This report is updated every day at 2 pm or as conditions warrant. All Florida waters open to fishing at this time. Grouper, red snapper, mullet, blue crab meat and clams are all in steady supply and prices are normal. Yellowtail snapper is in steady...
  • Test kitchen extra: Time to ‘Go Fish’ in the kitchen

     
    Support the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' “Go Native! Eat Florida Seafood” program and you will be sure to have the freshest fish available. This week, Florida amberjack, clams, blue crab, flounder, red grouper,...
  • 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...
  • Fresh from Florida logo will be on chicken sold at Sam’s Club stores

     
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is teaming up with Pilgrim's Pride, a North Florida poultry processor, to let Florida consumers know they can choose chicken that is fresh and local. Shoppers at Sam's Clubs across Florida can...
  • 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...