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  • Avoid Heat Related Illness

    Hot weather is on the way. It is possible we will see inland locations with possible highs near 100°. As you and your family are out enjoying the warmer weather, the Monterey County Health Department would like to remind you that the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention.

    06/19/2018

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  • Avoid Heat Related Illness

    Hot weather is on the way. It is possible we will see inland locations with possible highs near 100°. As you and your family are out enjoying the warmer weather, the Monterey County Health Department would like to remind you that the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention.

    06/19/2018

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  • Kellogg Company recalls Honey Smacks cereal due to possible health risk

    Kellogg Company has issued a recall for 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

    06/18/2018

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  • Monterey County Health Department receives National Accredtiation
    Monterey County Health Department receives National Accredtiation

    Monterey County Health Department announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Monterey County Health Department is now one of 226 state and local health departments that have achieved accreditation through the national effort that launched in 2011. Only 11 of these are located in California.

    05/23/2018 4:06 PM

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  • Do Theething Babies Need Medicine on Their Gums? No

    Teething is a normal part of childhood and should not be treated with homeopathic remedies, like teething tablets, or prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications that are rubbed on the gum

    05/23/2018

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    Monterey County's new food inspection app

    The Monterey County Health Department Environmental Health Bureau announces the release of a new phone application “MC Food Inspection Findings” available for public use. The new app assists the public in making informed decisions when seeking restaurants and food facilities that meet or exceed food safety standards.

    05/14/2018

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  • Approval received for Local Agency Management Program for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

    The Monterey County Health Department, Environmental Health Bureau (EHB), has received approval of their Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS, also called septic systems). The LAMP details new regulations and site evaluation requirements that will be applied to any OWTS (septic system) permit issued on or after May 11, 2018.

    05/11/2018

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  • 2017-2018 Investigation Statement by Michael Petrie, EMS Bureau Chief/EMS Director to the Monterey County Emergency Medical Care Committee

    05/10/2018

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  • Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Begins May 1st
    Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Begins May 1st

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced the annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast. The quarantine begins May 1 and applies to all species of mussels that are recreationally harvested along the California coast, including all bays and estuaries. The quarantine is in place to protect the public against poisoning that can lead to serious illness, including coma and death.

    04/30/2018

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  • Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

    You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?

    04/23/2018

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  • FDA Orders Mandatory Recall for Kratom Products Due to Risk of Salmonella

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has issued a mandatory recall order for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC, after several were found to contain salmonella. The agency took this action after the company failed to cooperate with the FDA’s request to conduct a voluntary recall. This is the first time the agency has issued a mandatory recall order to protect Americans from contaminated food products.

    04/04/2018 10:29 AM

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