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Beach Advisory Lifted: Monterey Municipal Beach, Monterey
Monterey Municipal Beach was posted with an advisory due to high indicator bacteria found in samples taken 8/12/2019. Follow up samples reveal that bacteria counts are at levels considered safe for recreational contact
8/15/2019 2:00:00 PM
Beach Advisory Lifted: Lovers Point Beach, Pacific Grove
Lovers Point Beach was posted with an advisory due to high indicator bacteria found in samples taken 8/12/2019. Follow up samples reveal that bacteria counts are at levels considered safe for recreational contact.
8/14/2019 2:52:00 PM
Monterey County Animal Services seeks information on injured husky in North County
On August 3rd, Monterey County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an injured dog in a culvert in unincorporated Salinas. The dog, a male husky mix about 1 year old, appeared to be attached to a chain. Later it was discoverd a carabiner type clip was actually clipped through the dog's skin.
8/14/2019 1:55:12 PM
Published on November 03, 2017. Last modified on November 22, 2017
Food Safety & Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that is spread when a person ingests food or water that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected person. It is usually transmitted when an infected person has not properly washed his/her hands after using the bathroom or before preparing and eating food.
To prevent the spread of Hepatitis A:
- Ensure employees are hand-washing with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, before preparing, serving, or eating food, switching tasks, and after any possible contamination.
- Regularly clean restrooms (staff and public) and common areas of your restaurant using a bleach solution that contains 5000 ppm (1 and 2/3 cups bleach in 1 gallon water) allowing 1 minute of contact time and then rinse with water. Have staff wear disposable gloves & mask while cleaning and wash their hands after removing the gloves. Click to learn how to prevent and control Hepatitis A. Información en Español.
- Do not allow food handlers to work when ill or return to work until they have been symptom-free for two days.
Hepatitis A Disinfection Guidelines:
See this page about Hepatitis A symptoms and resources.
Guidance for Food Facilities: English (PDF).
Community Events & Food
Hosting a community event that involves food? Be sure to check out our special events page for information & permits.