Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Strict oyster harvesting and handling standards are imposed on fishermen, farmers, packers and distributors. Guidelines for quality control are provided for handling oysters in the shell (shell stock), and for handling shucked meat in containers. These guidelines will help ensure that oysters will have less spoilage, a longer shelf life and provide better economic return.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services obtains trade leads from various sources provides them to Florida seafood and aquaculture companies monthly. If you are a Florida seafood company seeking to expand your markets, sign up to receive trade leads. If your company is looking for Florida seafood products to buy, sign up to receive a list of producers that can fill your seafood order.
Florida law prohibits misrepresentation or undisclosed substitution of food. Menus or any other manner used to promote or advertise items for sale must be accurate and truthful. Species of seafood cannot be substituted for one another, and must be accurately and truthfully promoted. Violators are subject to penalties and license suspension or revocation.