State Government Press Releases

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06/13/2014
PROVIDENCE: When comparing Rhode Island teen behavior to that of teens throughout the United States, Rhode Island fares far better with respect to reducing teen smoking, tobacco use, drinking, fighting, prescription drug use, unsafe sexual behaviors, and soda consumption. Rhode Island teens...
06/11/2014
Providence- Eillien's Candies, Inc., of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is conducting a national voluntary recall of Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy because the product contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic...
05/30/2014
Navitas Naturals is voluntarily recalling products that contain Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. The products were sold in Rhode Island at "A Market" on 181 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, at Green Grocer in Portsmouth, and at Whole...
05/28/2014
Providence, RI - Rome Packing Co., Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean's Catch brand minced crab meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported...
05/23/2014
Providence, RI– Whole Foods Market is recalling Thai Soba Noodle Salad sold in all stores in five states, including Rhode Island, due to an undeclared soy allergen. The product has a Use by Date of: 5/25/14. The salad contains edamame (soybeans) as an ingredient. People who have an allergy...
05/20/2014
Recalled Ground Beef Products Found in Rhode Island At least 128 food facilities in RI received the recalled product Providence--Approximately 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 are being recalled by Wolverine Packing Company, a...
05/20/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Health has approved the hospital conversion and change in effective control applications of Prospect Medical Holdings and CharterCARE to establish a joint venture to be called Prospect CharterCARE, LLC that will own Roger Williams Medical Center, St. Joseph Health...
05/19/2014
Providence--In recognition of National Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19, the Rhode Island Department of Health's Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, Office of HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis has honored Lynn E. Taylor, M.D, Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), with the...
05/15/2014
Michael D. Fine, MD, Rhode Island's Director of Health, today approved the application of CVS MinuteClinics Diagnostics of Rhode Island, LLC to license seven healthcare facilities in Rhode Island, but with a number of significant conditions attached. In deciding to approve the license...
05/14/2014
Providence: The flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, Director of Health Michael Fine, M.D. announced today, while cautioning that everyone should continue to protect themselves through proper hand-washing and other hygienic prevention measures as the flu virus continues to circulate in...