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Florida Gulf Safe Seafood

The “Florida GULF SAFE” is a certification mark is an endorsement provided by Florida’s Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, reminding people that despite the disruption caused by the oil spill, seafood is still plentiful, and urging people to take advantage of it.

Commissioner Charles H. Bronson says that Florida Seafood is: Still Safe, Plentiful and Available. The fish in our area  passed all standards for safe consumption and the waters of our coast are open to fishing by the public.Tests on various species of fish, in the 23-mile area of state waters off of Escambia County (which were the last waters to have remained closed) conducted under the supervision of the FDA and NOAA. The lab results  have shown fish from the area  are confirmed safe and oil-free. Crude oil has the potential to taint seafood with flavors and odors caused by exposure to the hydrocarbon chemicals which oil is composed of. 

The public should not be concerned about the safety of seafood in stores at this time, especially if it bears the “Florida GULF SAFE” certification mark.

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