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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...
  • Attorney wants to take to court those behind spam "junk car" texts

    Attorney wants to take to court those behind spam "junk car" texts
    A Hallandale Beach attorney says he is so fed up with those annoying "WE BUY JUNK CARS" text messages invading many South Floridians' cell phones that he is investigating, pro bono, where they are coming from. Attorney Scott D. Owens says he will ask a...
  • Florida now offers its Do Not Call registry for free

    Florida now offers its Do Not Call registry for free
    Floridians can now sign up for free to the state Do Not Call registry, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Monday. The program protects Floridians from unsolicited phone calls to their residential, mobile or paging device telephone numbers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Want to sell your homemade goods? Hold on, Betty Crocker

    Want to sell your homemade goods? Hold on, Betty Crocker
    During the winter holidays, your homemade blueberry vinegar and cranberry liqueur are the hits of the gift-giving season. Come to think of it, everyone thinks your homemade barbecue sauce is better than any commercial brand on the market. So, one weekend...
  • Suddenly, the bees are simply vanishing

    The dead bees under Dennis vanEngelsdorp's microscope were like none he had ever seen. He had expected to see mites or amoebas, perennial pests of bees. Instead, he found internal organs swollen with debris and strangely blackened. The bees' intestinal...
  • Pharmacy Mistake Blamed in Deaths of 21 Polo Horses

    PALM BEACH, FL. -- An Ocala pharmacy has taken responsibility for botching a vitamin compound given to the horses just hours before they died. "The strength of an ingredient in the medication was incorrect," Jennifer Beckett, Chief Operations Officer...
  • 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...