State Government Press Releases

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05/10/2016
Spike in Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths The results of initial toxicology screens suggest that Rhode Island is experiencing a significant increase in accidental opioid overdose deaths that involve the synthetic drug fentanyl. Although the results of confirmatory tests are still pending, these...
05/09/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co. is voluntarily recalling a variety of Millville Protein Chewy Bars because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Millville Protein Chewy Bar products were nationally...
05/06/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that TreeHouse Foods and Creative Snacks Co. are both voluntarily recalling products potentially impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products from both manufacturers were distributed nationwide.
05/03/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that CRF Frozen Foods is expanding its recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This expanded recall includes all of the frozen organic and...
05/03/2016
The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are organizing a free skin cancer screening event at the Rhode Island State House on May 4th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is open to the public, and no insurance is required. People interested...
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...