State Government Press Releases

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11/20/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting consumers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people to not eat any romaine lettuce, and is advising retailers and restaurants to not serve or sell any romaine lettuce. The CDC is putting out this alert as...
11/16/2018
The Quonochontaug East Beach Water Association 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 112 homes. The neighboring Central Beach Fire District is not affected by this boil water...
11/16/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) Is advising consumers that the Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam'ables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that...
11/16/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella. The raw ground turkey products items were produced on September 11, 2018....
11/09/2018
Chimera Inc. (Davis Mobile Home Park), located at Everson Drive in Glocester, is issuing 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, including drinking and...
11/08/2018
A boil water advisory is in place for Mr. Z's Restaurant by the Lake at 2400 Putnam Pike Chepachet (Glocester) because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. Customers should boil vigorously, for at least one minute, all water used for consumption. Alternatively, customers can use...
11/07/2018
Health advisories that were put in place for several bodies of water earlier this year have been lifted, while others remain in place, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) announced today. Rhode Islanders had been advised...
11/07/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that several varieties of Duncan Hines cake mix are being recalled because of a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix. The positive finding may be connected to a Salmonella...
11/01/2018
Rhode Island children had the highest flu vaccination coverage rate in the country during the 2017-2018 flu season, an increase of two percentage points from the previous season, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, Rhode Island also saw a...
10/26/2018
A boil water advisory is in place for Michael's Shell Station at 5680 Post Road in Charlestown because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. Customers should not drink any water from the faucets. The deli in the station is required to boil vigorously, for at least one minute, all...