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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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  • Jacksonville company expands deli sandwich recall

     
    M.E. Thompson, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL.,  is expanding the recall of its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong, to include Italian Footlong, and Classic Cuban, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an...
  • Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix recipe of the week: Crab cakes

     
    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 Florida Blue Crab Cakes...
  • Florida Grouper: Make sure you are buying the real thing

     
    Florida grouper — because of its limited supply and relatively high price — has been targeted by unscrupulous merchants who seek to deceive and cheat consumers, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services....
  • Test Kitchen: Cooking with Florida snap beans

     
    Asian Style Snap Beans 4-6 servings 1 pound fresh snap beans 1/4 cup your favorite Asian sauce 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger root (or 1 teaspoon dried) 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (black or white) Kosher salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste 1....
  • Test Kitchen bonus: Cooking with Florida clams

     
    Florida hard clams are harvested year round and are always available in steady supply. Though some clams are still wild caught, clam farming is a growing industry. Florida Clams Casino 2 servings 4 slices lean bacon, chopped fine 1/2 cup onion, chopped...
  • 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...
  • State has oversight of mobile mechanics

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the apparently growing trend of mobile mechanics — I say "apparently" because no one can keep track of how many there are. Buy a set of tools, post an ad on the website Craigslist.com — on the Orlando...
  • 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...
  • Hotline gives consumers info about Florida seafood availability in wake of Gulf oil spill

     
    Seafood lovers who are confused about the availability of Florida seafood products because of the creeping BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill can get daily updates about the ongoing commercial harvest. The Florida Department of Agriculture...
  • 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...