State Government Press Releases

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03/26/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 26, 2015 – PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Health has been notified that Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which...
03/19/2015
The product in question was raw material received by Frontier, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier is immediately initiating this recall. Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating...
03/19/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 19, 2015 — PROVIDENCE, RI. —The Rhode Island Department of Health, Tobacco Free Rhode Island, dozens of youth-based organizations and more than 200 teens gathered in downtown Providence yesterday afternoon for the second annual Rhode Island Zombie Walk. The event...
03/12/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott as the next Director of the Department of Health. Raimondo will submit Dr. Alexander-Scott's name for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "Healthy Rhode Islanders will...
03/04/2015
PROVIDENCE – Michael Fine, M.D., director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), has issued a Declaration of Conclusion of Widespread Influenza Period Statewide. According to HEALTH's regulations, healthcare workers who have not been immunized against influenza are no longer required...
03/04/2015
HEALTH warns Rhode Islanders who purchased Roasted Garlic Sauce, Clam Sauce, Tomato Basil Sauce, Fra-Diavalo Sauce, and Marinara Sauce from D.Palmieri's Bakery on 624 Killingly St in Johnston. These products were not processed properly. There is a potential risk of Clostridium botulinum, a...
03/04/2015
Approximately $2.15 million of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding awarded to the Rhode Island Department of Health will fund 11 Rhode Island non-profit organizations and local governments to support innovative approaches to preventing chronic diseases, improve birth outcomes and...
02/19/2015
Due to several recent recalls of products containing cumin for undeclared peanut allergens, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that people with peanut allergies avoid consuming products with ground or powdered cumin. The FDA stated that affected cumin may be sold as a spice,
02/19/2015
Today the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports the updated data on apparent accidental drug overdose deaths, use of Narcan by Rhode Island Emergency Medical Services, and prescribed controlled substances. Since January 1, 2015, there have been twenty-seven apparent accidental drug...
02/18/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Providence College are conducting an evaluation of the impact of the serogroup B meningococcal vaccination program implemented at the college. Clinics for the first dose of the vaccine were...