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Regulations: A law, rule, or other order prescribed by authority, esp. to regulate conduct.

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Food Labeling

Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a food or its container or wrapper. The concept includes ingredients, nutritional value, directions, warnings, and other relevant information. [NALT]

Any written, printed or graphic matter that is present on the label, accompanies the food, or is displayed near the food, including that for the purpose of promoting its sale or disposal. [AGROVOC]


2021—How do I legally sell meat from my own livestock and poultry in Florida?

AN316/AN316 by Chad Carr, Jason Scheffler, and Matthew JohanssonOctober 3, 2022This publication provides information for Florida residents who want to sell meat and poultry from their own livestock and poultry. Written by Chad Carr, Jason Scheffler, and Matthew Johansson, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, revised August 2021.

Florida Agritourism Building and Fire Codes

WC349/AEC686 by Mary Beth Henry and Kathryn A. StoferJanuary 22, 2020

Florida Biosolids: Management and Land Application Rules

SS634/SL421 by John Hallas, Cheryl L. Mackowiak, and Ann C. WilkieNovember 19, 2019Biosolids are the liquid, semisolid, and solid fractions of the treated waste stream from a domestic wastewater treatment facility (WWTF). On August 29, 2010, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) formally adopted its rule for the management of wastewater biosolids, Chapter 62-640, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C. 2010). This 6-page fact sheet from the Florida Biosolids series covers applicability of the rule, the intent of Chapter 62-640, F.A.C., land application requirements, biosolids storage, cumulative application limits, setback distances, pH, soil depth, runoff prevention, additional application site restrictions for Class B biosolids, NMPs, and special geographic areas.

Florida Biosolids: Rules for Biosolids Classes

SS635/SL422 by John Hallas, Ann C. Wilkie, and Cheryl L. MackowiakNovember 18, 2019Biosolids are the liquid, semisolid, and solid fractions of the treated waste stream from a domestic waste water treatment facility. This 5-page fact sheet, part of the Florida Biosolids series, provides an overview of biosolids, biosolids classes, pathogen reduction, vector attraction reduction, and metal contaminants, and also discusses the purpose, applicability, and history of Chapter 62-640, Florida Administrative Code.

Labor Issues That the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker Policy Attempts to Resolve in Florida

FE1139/FE1139by Jonathan C. Stephens, John Lai, and Bachir KassasMarch 19, 2024Labor is a critical component of a successful agricultural venture. In 2020, the USDA reported that 10.3% of total US employment was in jobs in the agricultural and food sectors. We rely on food, fiber, and natural resources, and effective agricultural labor is a critical social need, but the challenges inherent in the effort to secure agricultural labor are many and difficult to solve. Particularly in Florida, maintaining a labor sufficient to meet the needs of the industry presents a complex problem. Controversies abound over issues like human rights and migrant vs. domestic labor. Today the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers Program is providing some compromise and progress within the agricultural labor crisis. The purpose of this publication is to review agricultural labor in Florida and  analyze how the H-2A program addresses agricultural labor challenges. The publication will be of interest to consumers, labor activists, producers, corporations, and governments.

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