State Government Press Releases

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04/30/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Pinnacle Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 32,479 pounds of their Armour brand heat-treated, shelf-stable beef products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin and...
04/26/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has alerted healthcare providers that the flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, which means that healthcare workers who have not been immunized against the flu are no longer required to wear surgical masks during direct patient contact. The...
04/16/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company is recalling all of its Vuse Vibe power units. The recall was initiated after the company received complaints about malfunctioning batteries, which may cause the power unit to overheat and create a...
04/16/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers, food establishment managers, and retailers to take specific precautions related to lettuce as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to respond to a multi-state E. Coli outbreak. Evidence collected to...
04/13/2018
The Wilbur and McMahon School, located at 28 Commons in Little Compton, is required to issue a precautionary boil water notice to its customers because the water system is performing repairs on the pipes. Customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption,
04/11/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for Lakeview Charlestown Early Learning Center, located in Charlestown, has been lifted. The system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because it lost pressure. Before consuming water from this system again,...
04/06/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising people to not consume two specific jarred products because of processing, storage, and control issues. - Jarred, stuffed cherry peppers from 1302 Marketplace (1302 Atwood Avenue, Johnston) should not be consumed. The cherry peppers are...
04/05/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the Sunset Cove Recreation Area water system (located in West Glocester) has been lifted. This system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because the water system lost pressure. Before consuming water from...
04/03/2018
Hundreds of Rhode Island teenagers held a Kick Butts Zombie Walk across downtown Providence today to call on leaders to raise the minimum legal age for all tobacco product sales to 21 and to take additional steps to help prevent tobacco-related disease and deaths. The event culminated with a...
04/03/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the Chimera Inc. (DBA Davis Mobile Home Park, located in Glocester) water system has been lifted. This system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because the water system lost pressure. Before consuming water...