Food Safety

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1

On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

06/26/2014

Sell By dates may be causing people to throw out  perfectly good food
(Source: CBS4)

“Sell By” Dates Up For Debate

The most confusing numbers at the grocery store are not the prices but the “sell by” dates on just about everything.

11/15/2013

Is the food you buy already past its expiration date? (CBS4)

Is Your Food At Risk?

The head of Florida’s Supermarket food safety inspections now worries about forced cut backs on the number of sanitation checks Statewide following budget cuts that have left the program with fewer inspectors.

CBS Miami–05/11/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Stricter Food Safety Guidelines At Restaurants, Hotels Start Jan. 1

Beginning in January, your restaurant experience will be a little different, particularly in the menu. Florida is changing the way it inspects restaurants and warns consumers about possible allergens in their meals.

12/12/2012

potbellied pig

Slaughterhouse Owners Face Federal Charges Friday

Two men who were arrested last week for violating food safety and slaughtering swine and goats inhumanely appeared in court Friday morning.

CBS Miami–08/17/2012

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RaceTrac Chicken Wraps Recall: High Health Risk

If you recently bought a chicken wrap from a RaceTrac gas station, you should read this “high-alert” recall notice.

CBS Miami–07/28/2012

Tainted Meat

USDA Expands Ban On E. Coli Tainted Meat

In an effort to prevent future outbreaks of potentially deadly bacteria the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new rules which will ban the sale of ground meat containing six additional strains of E. coli.

CBS4–09/13/2011

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Study: Sack Lunches Can Make Kids Sick

Is your kid’s brown-bagged school lunch unsafe? A new study suggests sacked lunches are breeding grounds for bacteria that cause vomiting, diarrhea, or even death in some children.

CBS4–08/08/2011

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