State Government Press Releases

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04/08/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising the public to avoid contact with Scott Pond in Lincoln due to a probable blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can release toxins that...
04/07/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that the flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, lifting the requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers to wear surgical masks in hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. The flu had reached widespread level in Rhode...
04/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is releasing the latest data today on confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island. The data are from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. - http://eepurl.com/...
03/31/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Flowers Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain packages of Cobblestone Bread Co. Wheat English Muffins because they contain undeclared milk. The affected packages have the UPC # 0 72250 01316 1 and have best by dates of...
03/24/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific Organic pouch products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage during transport and handling. Gerber is working to retrieve from retailers...
03/17/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Bumble Bee Foods, LLC announced today that it is voluntarily recalling three specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna due to process deviations that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. These...
03/17/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a 2,745 cases (equal to 107,280 cans) of Chicken of the Sea brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil and 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water. This recall has been initiated...
03/16/2016
Hundreds of Rhode Island teens participated in a zombie walk to the State House on Wednesday to call on policy makers and lawmakers to prevent tobacco companies from taking people's last dying breaths. The teens were joined at a press event at the statehouse by Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH,...
03/11/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling certain DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer's products due to the potential presence of glass pieces in those products. The recall covers the following products with specific production...
03/10/2016
"Wonderful Pistachios" has announced the voluntary recall of a variety of in-shell and shelled pistachio products due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the products may be linked to an outbreak of Salmonellosis. The...