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Published on January 24, 2018. Last modified on April 16, 2019


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    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.


  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Grant to benefit Elementary Schools in Soledad and Greenfield

    The Monterey County Health Department has been awarded $150,000 as part of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant will bring pedestrian safety education to schools in Soledad and Greenfield.


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    Mann Packing issues a voluntary recall of vegtable products

    Mann Packing Co. has issued a voluntary recall of a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers in the United States and Canada due to pontenial contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

    11/04/2019 11:15 AM

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    Recall of Ready-to-Bake Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products

    Nestlé is recalling of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces. This recall only covers specific batch codes of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube-shaped “chubs.”


  • What You Should Know About Using Cannabis, Including CBD, When Pregnant or Breastfeeding

    Cannabis and Cannabis-derived products have become increasingly available in recent years, with new and different types of products appearing all the time. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you might have many questions about whether these products are safe for you.


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    Monterey County and Salinas Animal Services Using New Facial Recognition Technology for Lost Pets

    Monterey County and Salinas Animal Services joins the ranks of shelters in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats. These shelters now offer their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home.


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    Increase in Overdoses Due to Counterfeit Drugs Contaminated with Fentanyl

    Monterey County Health Officials have received reports indicating a recent increase in overdoses and deaths related to use of counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl. In some instances, individuals believed they were taking 30 mg oxycodone or Percocet pills.

    09/30/2019 9:00 AM

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    Monterey County Public Health Urges Everyone to Refrain from Vaping

    California Department of Public Health issued a health advisory on September 24 regarding vaping related lung illness and Monterey County Public Health urges everyone to take this message seriously. Refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete


  • Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Tablets

    Some ranitidine medicines including brand and generic formulations of ranitidine regardless of the manufacturer, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels.


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    FDA: Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

    Whatever your complexion, it’s important to use products that will help your skin and not damage it. But as you wade through the beauty aisles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that you should avoid skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions that contain mercury.