State Government Press Releases

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08/21/2019
In light of recent increases in opioid overdose-related emergency department visits, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is cautioning all Rhode Islanders that law enforcement is reporting an increase in the circulation of counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl. Hospitals in Rhode...
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Awers is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar 95g (Sockeye Salmon Caviar) with "BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening...
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with Carbuncle Pond in Coventry because of potential risks from blue-green algae. The advisories that RIDOH and DEM have issued for several other bodies of...
08/16/2019
The Central Beach Fire District in Charlestown has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. The water system serves approximately 166 homes. All water used for consumption is required to be boiled vigorously, for at least one minute....
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising the public to not feed Berkley Jensen Pig Ears Dog Chews packed for BJ's Wholesale Club with lot codes G1 0319 and G1 3548 to their pets. This advisory is being issued due to the potential presence of Salmonella, which was discovered...
08/15/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with Polo Lake and the Japanese Gardens in Roger Williams Park in Providence because of potential risks from blue-green algae. Georgiaville Pond in...
08/13/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that they should not drink products marketed as Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, or other sodium chlorite products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received many reports that these products, sold online as "...
08/09/2019
The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management advise people to avoid contact with seven waterbodies because of potential risks from blue-green algae. These include: Almy Pond, Newport Sisson Pond, Portsmouth JL Curran Reservoir, Cranston Mashapaug Pond....
08/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield. The advisory was put in place because of high levels of blue-green algae, also...
07/31/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the company Lennox is recalling its Natural Pig Ears dog treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling...