State Government Press Releases

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05/23/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Stop and Shop is recalling their Stop and Shop brand frozen broccoli florets. This product is being recalled because the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Food & Standards pulled a store sample that tested...
05/21/2018
The Whispering Pines Conference Center at URI's W. Alton Jones Campus (located in West Greenwich) has issued a precautionary boil water notice to its customers because the water system lost pressure. Customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption,...
05/17/2018
Charlestown Elementary School will be providing bottled water to students and staff because high lead levels were detected in drinking water samples collected at the school on May 16th. The exceedances were identified at two taps in the school. Bottled water will be provided until corrective...
05/07/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the University of Rhode Island's W. Alton Jones Campus (West Greenwich) has been lifted. The system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because it lost pressure. Before consuming water from this system again,...
04/30/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Pinnacle Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 32,479 pounds of their Armour brand heat-treated, shelf-stable beef products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin and...
04/26/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has alerted healthcare providers that the flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, which means that healthcare workers who have not been immunized against the flu are no longer required to wear surgical masks during direct patient contact. The...
04/16/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company is recalling all of its Vuse Vibe power units. The recall was initiated after the company received complaints about malfunctioning batteries, which may cause the power unit to overheat and create a...
04/16/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers, food establishment managers, and retailers to take specific precautions related to lettuce as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to respond to a multi-state E. Coli outbreak. Evidence collected to...
04/13/2018
The Wilbur and McMahon School, located at 28 Commons in Little Compton, is required to issue a precautionary boil water notice to its customers because the water system is performing repairs on the pipes. Customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption,
04/11/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for Lakeview Charlestown Early Learning Center, located in Charlestown, has been lifted. The system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because it lost pressure. Before consuming water from this system again,...