State Government Press Releases

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05/18/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Health Professionals Loan Repayment Board announced more than $823,000 in loan repayment awards today aimed at strengthening the healthcare workforce and narrowing health disparities by increasing the number of providers in medically...
05/17/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Dr. Prager's Sensible Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling various not-ready-to-eat frozen food items due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were distributed to stores in Rhode Island,...
05/17/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Quaker Oats Company is voluntarily recalling a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars were distributed in Rhode Island. The...
05/11/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers of a recall of certain walnuts and walnut-containing products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products were sold under the names Nature's Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Woodfield Farms. The lot...
05/10/2016
Spike in Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths The results of initial toxicology screens suggest that Rhode Island is experiencing a significant increase in accidental opioid overdose deaths that involve the synthetic drug fentanyl. Although the results of confirmatory tests are still pending, these...
05/09/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co. is voluntarily recalling a variety of Millville Protein Chewy Bars because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Millville Protein Chewy Bar products were nationally...
05/06/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that TreeHouse Foods and Creative Snacks Co. are both voluntarily recalling products potentially impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products from both manufacturers were distributed nationwide.
05/03/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that CRF Frozen Foods is expanding its recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This expanded recall includes all of the frozen organic and...
05/03/2016
The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are organizing a free skin cancer screening event at the Rhode Island State House on May 4th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is open to the public, and no insurance is required. People interested...
04/28/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Bake Fresh Company of Rhode Island is recalling a particular variety of '7-Eleven Fresh to Go' cookies because they may contain undeclared peanuts. The cookies being recalled are sugar cookies made with M&M chocolate candy,