Consumer Protection Fair Sept. 22 In WPB

The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will host a free Consumer Protection Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clayton E. Hutcheson Agricultural Service Center (559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach).

The purpose of the event is to inform the public of current issues related to consumer fraud and scams, and how to report businesses attempting to defraud consumers.

Representatives from state and Palm Beach County agencies will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

The Palm Beach County participants include the Division of Consumer Affairs, business librarians, veterans services, the Contractors Certification Division, victim services and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services’ participating divisions include consumer services, animal services, forestry and food/nutrition/wellness. Also participating are the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation.

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Commissioner Adam H. Putman is scheduled to attend and talk with participants and attendees.

For more information on the event, and consumer protection services provided by Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs, call (561) 712-6600 or visit

For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, call (800) 435-7352 or visit