State Government Press Releases

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04/28/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Bake Fresh Company of Rhode Island is recalling a particular variety of '7-Eleven Fresh to Go' cookies because they may contain undeclared peanuts. The cookies being recalled are sugar cookies made with M&M chocolate candy,
04/25/2016
Frozen Vegetables Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that CRF Frozen Foods is voluntarily recalling fifteen frozen vegetable items that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Listeria was discovered...
04/22/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is lifting the Boil-Water Advisory that had been issued for consumers of the SUEZ water system on two streets in Wakefield on April 20th. The advisory had been in effect for consumers on Narragansett Avenue and on Old Tower Hill Road from the Dale...
04/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Scott Pond in Lincoln due to a confirmed blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm...
04/20/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory for consumers of the SUEZ water system on two streets in Wakefield. The advisory is in effect for consumers on Narragansett Avenue and on Old Tower Hill Road from the Dale Carlia Shopping Center to the...
04/19/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced the first confirmed case of Zika virus in the state. The individual who tested positive, a male in his 60s, had recently traveled to Haiti, where there is active mosquito-borne transmission of Zika. "We have been closely monitoring...
04/19/2016
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries....
04/08/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising the public to avoid contact with Scott Pond in Lincoln due to a probable blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can release toxins that...
04/07/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that the flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, lifting the requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers to wear surgical masks in hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. The flu had reached widespread level in Rhode...
04/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is releasing the latest data today on confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island. The data are from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. - http://eepurl.com/...