State Government Press Releases

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10/04/2019
In response to Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Executive Order last week on the public health epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) promulgated today, October 4, 2019, emergency health regulations banning the sale of flavored electronic nicotine-delivery...
10/04/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that E. A Sween Company is recalling multiple products because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,
10/03/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reporting that two Rhode Island cases are now included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or "vaping." Both...
10/03/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) launched Rhode Island's annual flu immunization campaign today in collaboration with community partners, including East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) and members of the East Providence Health Equity Zone (HEZ) community collaborative. Dr. Ailis...
10/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Whole Foods Market stores in the northeast are recalling Dorset cheese because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal...
09/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Roland Foods is recalling its red and black lumpfish caviar products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are...
09/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are announcing that two additional Rhode Islanders have been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this year. Rhode Island's total case count for human EEE cases for 2019 is...
09/13/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising the public to not consume any products manufactured by Dupras Baking Co. of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Dupras makes rolls and bread products and sells them under the brand name Carancis. This advisory is being issued due to potential...
09/09/2019
The dispersal of aerial mosquito treatments in four areas that state officials have determined to be at critical risk for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus will continue Monday night after a successful first phase of the spraying plan Sunday night. On Sunday night and early Monday...
09/06/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Little Pond (also known as Sandy Pond) in Warwick due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce...