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  • Jennie-O Turkey Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination

    Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales,has issued a recall for approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella. There is a concern that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

    11/16/2018

  • Protection from Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is advising residents where wildfires have been burning, along with people in the smoke’s path, to stay indoors and reduce outdoor activity.

    11/13/2018

  • Family and Food Safety First this Thanksgiving

    Eating healthy this Thanksgiving begins with basic home food safety practices that are known to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. The Monterey County Health Department is reminding all cooks entering the kitchen this season to follow the Fight BAC!® basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.

    11/12/2018

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Notice on FDA Order Pertaining to Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs)

newThe 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.

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Food Related Information

Free RESTAURANT Inspection Results App

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.

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