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  • Recall of Canned Fiesta Corn

    Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.

    12/14/2018 5:00 PM

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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

    12/13/2018 3:38 PM

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  • Tampons Recalled

    Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product.

    12/12/2018 12:22 PM

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  • Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board Meeting

    Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board will meet Thursday, December 13th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Monterey County Animal Services Center, 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas.

    12/10/2018 4:09 PM

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  • In response to The Humane Farming Association’s press release dated December 4, 2018, where it is alleged that Monterey County Animal Services had “full knowledge of animal dumping on the Salinas River.”

    Monterey County Animal Services acknowledges that in November of 2016, a call was received regarding “multiple bodies dumped” in the riverbed near the Elm Street bridge in Greenfield. An officer was dispatched to discuss the situation with the reporting party. The next day, a body was delivered to the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center for a necropsy. The necropsy, while suspicious, did not provide any definitive information to conclude it represented an animal cruelty case, or to lead to any suspects. Since that time, there have been zero reports or tips provided to this agency in regards to deceased animals, of any kind, being found at this location – or with regard to suspected animal cruelty at this location.

    12/04/2018 5:13 PM

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  • Monterey County Proclaims Human Right to Safe Drinking Water Policy

    The Monterey County Health Department Environmental Health Bureau announces that it is now the official policy of Monterey County that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes. Responding to a referral from Supervisor Luis Alejo, Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the proclamation was presented to and approved by the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 4th establishing the public policy of safe and clean water for human use as County policy.

    12/04/2018 12:00 PM

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  • Keep the holidays happy and safe for your pets
    Keep the holidays happy and safe for your pets

    The holidays are in full swing. Holidays bring special cards, gifts decorated with ribbons, tinsel or yarn, and special decorations like Christmas trees. Unfortunately, animals appreciate these items, as well -- and many of them can cause serious damage.

    11/23/2018

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  • TRUTH Act presentation

    Monterey County Supervisors will hold a special meeting for a TRUTH Act presentation December 11th.

    11/09/2018 3:18 PM

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  • Area Hospitals Take Actions to Prevent the Spread of Influenza

    Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Mee Memorial Hospital, Natividad Medical Center, and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital are working together with the Monterey County Health Department to keep your family healthy during influenza (“flu”) season. Each year, influenza causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands of deaths in the United States. While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, influenza activity is usually highest between December and February and can last through the spring. The hospitals in Monterey County are taking action now to prevent influenza illnesses and deaths.

    11/05/2018

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  • Sport-Harvested Mussel Quarantine Lifted along Most of California Coast

    The statewide annual quarantine on mussels gathered by sport harvesters from California’s ocean waters ended at midnight on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, for all coastal counties except for Del Norte and Humboldt counties.

    11/01/2018

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  • Las Palmas area bat tests positive for rabies virus

    On October 15th, 2018, a bat found in the Las Palmas area of unincorporated Monterey County tested positive for the rabies virus. While there was exposure to an owned pet, Monterey County Animal Services investigated and determined that there was no human exposure in this case and is issuing this positive test information as a reminder to pet and livestock owners.

    10/18/2018 1:30 PM

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  • Ground Beef Recall
    Ground Beef Recall

    JBS Tolleson, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 6,937,195 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport. Consumers who have ground beef in their homes labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267” should contact the store where it was purchased to find out if it was recalled. Do not eat recalled ground beef. Return it to the store or throw it away.

    10/08/2018

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  • Kitten Season Special
    Kitten Season Special

    Monterey County Animal Services is bursting at the seams with kittens and cats. To help find them forever homes adoption fees have been reduced to $50 which includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and microchip) If you want two the deal is even better! Two cats for $80.

    09/28/2018

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

    Check your cupboards, this recalled product has a long shelf-life and still may be in consumers' homes. On June 14th, Kellogg Company issued a recall for 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

    09/26/2018

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