State Government Press Releases

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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...
10/23/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that SK Food Group is recalling 174,207 pounds of Jenny Craig chicken wrap products that contain vegetables that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The frozen, fully cooked chicken wrap items were...
10/22/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Bakkavor Foods USA is recalling 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that contain an onion ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The ready-to-eat meat and...
10/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Watson Reservoir in Little Compton and Gardiner Pond in Middletown because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae can...
10/05/2018
A boil water advisory is in place for the Prudence Island Water District because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. A list of streets that are affected is available at the link below. The entire water district is affected by the boil water advisory. Residents on private wells or on...
10/05/2018
Coming off the most severe flu season that Rhode Island has seen in almost a decade, public health and healthcare leaders launched the state's annual flu vaccination campaign today with reminders about how critical flu shots are for everyone six months of age and older. "A flu shot is the...