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FDA Advises Consumers, Tattoo Artists, and Retailers to Avoid Using or Selling Certain Tattoo Inks Contaminated with Microorganisms
The FDA is alerting consumers, tattoo artists, and retailers of the potential for serious injury from use of tattoo inks that are contaminated with bacteria. Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure, since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken.
Shellfish Safety Notification: Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Santa Cruz County
Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins have been detected in mussels from Santa Cruz County. The naturally occurring PSP toxins can cause illness or death in humans. Cooking does not destroy the toxin. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat sports-harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Santa Cruz County.
Monterey County Old Jail Reuse Request for Proposals to be Released
RFP for Old Monterey County Jail will be available online May 9, 2019 after 12:00 p.m.
5/8/2019 3:52:00 PM
Notice on FDA Order Pertaining to Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs)
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has notified all local Environmental Health Services (EHS) agencies who enforce the provisions of the California Retail Food Code (CRFC), regarding the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) order pertaining to foods containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) which takes effect June 18, 2018. The FDA Declaratory order is available at: Final Determination on Partially Hydrogenated Oils
The declaratory order further provides that “Since this is a Federal action, affected persons nationwide must comply with the provisions of the declaratory order. As stated in the declaratory order regarding state and local laws: “As with any Federal requirement, if a State or local law requirement makes compliance with both Federal law and State or local law impossible, or would frustrate Federal objectives, the State or local requirement would be preempted” (80 FR 34650 at 34655).”
For more information on the FDA order, click here.
To get the facts on Trans Fats, click here.
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Do you want to quickly and easily find the latest food inspection results from your favorite restaurant or food facility? Want to see if the restaurant you are eating at has earned the Gold Seal? This free app from the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau lets you do just that. Monterey County Food Inspection Findings gives you access to inspection results for thousands of food facilities all over Monterey County. Search for a restaurant or market in the list or map view, easily see locations that are close to you and quickly see if they have earned a Gold Seal.