Health Department Headline News

  • Recall of Ground Annato

    Recall of Ground Annato

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Miravalle Foods has issued a recall of its Miravalle brand Achiote Molido Ground Annato spice because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Salinas United: Community Celebration and Day of Service

    Salinas United: Community Celebration and Day of Service

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    “Salinas United” is a free citywide day of celebration and service set for Saturday, April 26th from 9 am to 3 pm at Natividad Creek Park in Salinas. Participants can expect a wide variety of organizations to raise awareness & some entertainment. Light refreshments will be offered to the volunteers
  • Beach Advisory Lifted: Monterey Municipal Beach

    Beach Advisory Lifted: Monterey Municipal Beach

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014

    Monterey Municipal Beach was posted with an advisory on April 22, 2014 due to high indicator bacteria found in samples taken April 21, 2014. Follow up samples reveal that bacteria have subsided to levels considered safe for recreational contact.

Recall of Ground Annato

last changed on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Recall of Ground Annato
Miravalle Foods has issued a recall of its Miravalle brand Achiote Molido Ground Annato spice because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salinas United: Community Celebration and Day of Service

last changed on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Salinas United: Community Celebration and Day of Service
“Salinas United” is a free citywide day of celebration and service set for Saturday, April 26th from 9 am to 3 pm at Natividad Creek Park in Salinas. Participants can expect a wide variety of organizations to raise awareness & some entertainment. Light refreshments will be offered to the volunteers

Beach Advisory Lifted: Monterey Municipal Beach

last changed on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Beach Advisory Lifted: Monterey Municipal Beach
Monterey Municipal Beach was posted with an advisory on April 22, 2014 due to high indicator bacteria found in samples taken April 21, 2014. Follow up samples reveal that bacteria have subsided to levels considered safe for recreational contact.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

last changed on Monday, April 21, 2014.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
On April 26 from 10 am to 2pm local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Fiesta of Hope - Make your reservation now

last changed on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Fiesta of Hope - Make your reservation now
The Fiesta of Hope is a community event that raises awareness of the resources, treatment options, & support available for those touched by mental health issues in Monterey County. Join us Thursday, May 8, 2014 for an art show, dinner & learn more about mental health in our communities.

Fernandez Chile Company Issues Recall

last changed on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Fernandez Chile Company Issues Recall
Fernandez Chile Company has issued a recall for Chile Molido Puro and Chile Rojo because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

International Travelers at Risk for Measles

last changed on Wednesday, April 09, 2014.

 International Travelers at Risk for Measles
As the spring travel season begins, health officials urge all international travelers and individuals receiving international guests locally to take precautions to prevent the spread of measles.

Strengthen Your Role in Suicide Prevention

last changed on Wednesday, April 09, 2014.

Strengthen Your Role in Suicide Prevention
The Bay Area Suicide & Crisis Intervention Alliance (BASCIA) will host a regional meeting of the State Suicide Prevention Network Wednesday, April 30th from 9:00am to 3:30pm in Watsonville.

Organic Black Peppercorn recalled

last changed on Monday, April 07, 2014.

Organic Black Peppercorn recalled
Frontier Natural Products Co-op and Sprouts Farmers Market, have issued recalls for organic black peppercorn as the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased any of the products mentioned in this release are encouraged not to consume the product.

Measles Is Serious: Take Care Before and After Travel

last changed on Monday, April 07, 2014.

Measles Is Serious: Take Care Before and After Travel
Are you traveling overseas? Make sure you and your family are vaccinated for preventable diseases before you travel. Did you know that measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world? Measles is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing.

Playing it safe with eggs

last changed on Wednesday, April 02, 2014.

Playing it safe with eggs
What You Need to Know Fresh eggs must be handled carefully to avoid the possibility of foodborne illness, often called "food poisoning." Even eggs with clean, uncracked shells may occasionally contain bacteria called Salmonella that can cause an intestinal infection.

Recall of FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meters

last changed on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Recall of FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meters
Abbott has recalled the FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash® Blood Glucose Meter. When used with the Abbott FreeStyle test strips, the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results.

Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit Recalled

last changed on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit Recalled
Oregon Freeze Dry has issued a recall for Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit, produced exclusively for Costco Wholesale Stores, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.