State Government Press Releases

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06/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that certain Pillsbury Best 5 lb. Bread Flour products are being recalled due to a potential presence of pathogenic E. coli. The following products are affected: - UPC code - 0 5150020031 5; Lot code - 8 342; Use-by date -...
06/14/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that King Arthur Flour, Inc. is recalling 14,218 cases of 5 lb. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli). The recalled Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb.) was...
06/07/2019
With the summer approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders to help keep themselves and their family members healthy and safe by taking certain precautions when storing and preparing food. "Healthy eating is not only about choosing nutritious...
06/06/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Whole Foods Market stores in the northeast are recalling the retailer's specialty made in-house basil pesto and specialty made in-house sundried tomato pesto because the products may contain undeclared milk and tree nuts (...
05/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that ADM Milling Co. and ALDI have recalled five-pound bags of Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour sold at retail locations in the northeastern United States because it may be contaminated with E. coli. This is an update to a...
05/22/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising people to not consume flour from five-pound bags of Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour packed for ALDI with lot code L18A02B and a "best if used by" date of December 02, 2019. This advisory is being issued because of the potential presence...
05/17/2019
A recall has been issued for Karawan brand Tahini sold in 16-ounce jars and 39-pound buckets that were imported from Palestine between December 2018 and January 2019. These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal...
05/06/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that it is expanding support and funding to three new communities to establish Health Equity Zones. East Providence, Cranston, and Providence's West End neighborhood were chosen through a competitive process that drew nearly 20...
05/02/2019
Dressed as zombies representing smokers risen from the dead, dozens of Rhode Island teenagers held a Kick Butts Day Zombie Walk at the Rhode Island State House today to warn the living about the dangers of tobacco and e-cigarette use. The event culminated with a rally where the teens called on...
04/25/2019
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...