State Government Press Releases

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08/15/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with Polo Lake and the Japanese Gardens in Roger Williams Park in Providence because of potential risks from blue-green algae. Georgiaville Pond in...
08/13/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that they should not drink products marketed as Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, or other sodium chlorite products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received many reports that these products, sold online as "...
08/09/2019
The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management advise people to avoid contact with seven waterbodies because of potential risks from blue-green algae. These include: Almy Pond, Newport Sisson Pond, Portsmouth JL Curran Reservoir, Cranston Mashapaug Pond....
08/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield. The advisory was put in place because of high levels of blue-green algae, also...
07/31/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the company Lennox is recalling its Natural Pig Ears dog treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling...
07/26/2019
As states across the country respond to hepatitis A outbreaks and steep increases in the number of new hepatitis C infections, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) continues to advance several strategies to prevent new cases and eliminate viral hepatitis in Rhode Island. Hepatitis is...
07/18/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) urges all Rhode Islanders to take certain precautions over the coming days to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their neighbors safe during the extreme heat. "Extreme heat can be a serious health concern for anyone. However, extreme heat can be...
07/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Northfork Bison Distributions is recalling bison burgers and ground bison because they have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli: O121 and O103. This form of E. coli may cause diarrheal illness. Although most...
07/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Pita Pal Foods is recalling certain hummus products due to Listeria monocytogenes concerns. The products were made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019. They were sold under the brand names Bucee's, Fresh Thyme, Harris...
07/10/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including...