State Government Press Releases

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12/03/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that UNFI is recalling certain five-pound bags of its Wild Harvest Organic All-Purpose Flour because of the potential presence of E. coli. The product is unbleached flour with a Code of AA BEST IF USED BY 010820 CC 15:58 and...
12/03/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Fuji Food Products, Inc. is recalling ready to eat sushi, salads, and spring rolls because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were distrusted in several states, including Rhode Island and...
12/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that it is joining other state health departments and organizations worldwide in supporting the international HIV prevention campaign Undetectable = Untransmittable, also known as U=U. U=U describes the scientific consensus that...
11/27/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) encourages Rhode Islanders to take steps to make health a part of their holiday this Thanksgiving. Handling and preparing your food properly can help keep you and your family safe. Be sure to: - Wash your hands before and after preparing or...
11/22/2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are advising people to not eat romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. The CDC and FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to...
11/22/2019
The Quonochontaug East Beach Water Association in Charlestown was notified by RIDOH on 11/22/19 that the boil water notice issued to its customers can be removed. RIDOH required this boil water notice on or around 11/14/19 because of the presence of E. coli in the water system. For more...
11/22/2019
The Lucky House restaurant in Ashaway (Hopkinton) is required to issue a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water system. For more information, customers should refer to the notice provided to them by their water supply officials. Additional...
11/21/2019
As a part of ongoing efforts to reduce the improper prescribing of antibiotics and prevent the proliferation of antibiotic resistant bacteria, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is planning a new round of healthcare provider education. This educational campaign is being launched in...
11/14/2019
The Quonochontaug East Beach Water Association in Charlestown is required to issue a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in one of the wells that serves the water supply. For more information, customers should refer to the notice provided to them by their water...
11/08/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Watson Reservoir in Little Compton, Sisson Pond in Portsmouth, and Paradise (Nelson's) Pond in Middletown because of blue-green algae (or...