State Government Press Releases

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11/17/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Westerly Water Department have lifted the boil water notice that was issued on November 15, 2017 because of an E. coli bacteria finding. Samples taken by the Westerly Water Department on November 16th were all absent of bacteria. Before...
11/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is recalling Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product details are: Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole...
11/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Yorgo's Foods is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures due to their potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products include hommus, tahini sauces, yogurt dip, salads, tzatziki,...
11/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to remind Rhode Island patients, families, and healthcare professionals to Be Antibiotics Aware. Antibiotics were one of the most significant scientific developments of the 20th...
11/15/2017
The Westerly Water Department has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. Westerly Water Department customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption, including drinking and cooking....
11/15/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the company Udder Milk has been ordered to cease and desist its illegal sales of unpasteurized, raw milk following confirmation that a New Jersey woman who drank the company's milk was infected with antibiotic-resistant...
11/08/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Nature's Touch Frozen Foods is recalling Nature's Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Nature's Touch is issuing this recall after a routine sampling...
11/08/2017
On behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)'s Women's Cancer Screening Program, Governor Gina M. Raimondo accepted a $10,000 check today from Rhode Island Medical Imaging to expand financial assistance for access to breast screening and follow-up services for low-income women in...
11/07/2017
In the wake of last week's destructive windstorm, and in advance of the winter weather events to come, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is urging people with special healthcare needs to enroll in the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry (RISNER). RISNER allows local and...
11/02/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are lifting the advisories that had warned the public to avoid contact and recreational activities with several bodies of water in Rhode Island because of blue-green algae blooms. However,