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8:00 AMAromas Clean Up Day
10:00 AMBeach Clean-up at Sand City
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
The Food Safety Advisory Council (FSAC) works with Environmental Health's Food and Pool Safety Program in developing policies, regulations and interpretive guides. FSAC also assists the food industry in understanding laws, regulations, and the reasoning behind them. FSAC is a collaborative effort between business and government, comprised of representatives from the retail food industry, related businesses, and Food Protection Program staff. The overall goal of the Council is to enhance cooperation, involvement and understanding between county government and the food industry. FSAC has provided valuable input on pertinent issues such as new legislation, new industry products, and implementation of new policies.
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