State Government Press Releases

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01/25/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is soliciting proposals from qualified municipalities and non-profit community-based organizations to expand its Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative to additional communities. RIDOH will distribute approximately $1.4 million through this funding...
01/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that General Mills is recalling five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a 'better if used by' date of April 20, 2020. The recall is being issued because of the potential presence of Salmonella which was discovered...
01/18/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that RXBAR is recalling certain varieties of bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have peanut allergies run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. ...
01/04/2019
The Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the Village on Chopmist Hill in Glocester has been lifted. Before consuming water from this system again, people should clean and sanitize refrigerators with water dispensers and/or ice machines, replace any water treatment filter cartridges, and...
01/03/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding Rhode Islanders to be mindful of the potential risks associated with traveling to another country for medical care. Rhode Island hospitals have seen an increase in the number of Rhode Islanders who have traveled to other countries for...
01/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that the flu is "widespread" in Rhode Island, triggering the State's requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other types of healthcare facilities to wear masks during direct patient contact. "The masking...
12/26/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The raw ground turkey items were produced on October 22, 2018 and October 23, 2018. The following...
12/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Del Monte Foods is recalling 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. This under-processing could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead...
12/07/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are lifting the remaining blue-green algae advisories for bodies of water in Rhode Island. Recent visual surveys of locations under advisory found that there were no blooms of blue-...
12/06/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health is alerting consumers that Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three lots of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher...