The hottest summer on record has been in Florida, and Florida residents are already feeling the heat.
The Florida Department of Agriculture says it has posted two weeks of food advisories for a wide swath of counties in Florida and neighboring Georgia.
The advisories are for everything from oysters to crabs to shrimp, but they cover more than just the state’s southern and eastern regions.
The USDA says all residents in Florida are urged to limit or eliminate seafood and shellfish consumption and to refrain from eating shellfish at all.
Food advisories also will be in effect for the central Florida and southeastern Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
Florida State University researchers recently found that when seafood consumption is restricted, people tend to eat more.
They said the research, which looked at more than 1,000 people, showed that the more people restricted from eating seafood, the less likely they were to consume it.