Winn-Dixie Charged in Lobster Violation

Jacksonville, Fla., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. has been charged with illegal possession, transportation and sale of undersized spiny lobster. Winn-Dixie, which is currently trying to exit bankruptcy, allegedly sold undersized spiny lobster in Miami and elsewhere in 2002. Florida law requires that the lobsters, which live in waters from Florida to Brazil, must have a minimum tail length of 5.5 inches before they are harvested. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami said in a statement said Winn-Dixie faces possible fines and probation of up to five years.

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