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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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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&#...
  • 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...
  • 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...