Health Department Headline News

  • Easter Egg Safety

    Easter Egg Safety

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014

    It's the season to enjoy the great outdoors & celebrate special occasions, like Easter & Passover. While eggs are used all year ’round, they are especially important for many spring activities. They are used for cooking festive delights and for decorating hiding just before the big Easter egg hunt.
  • Pet Tidbits - Easter Safety

    Pet Tidbits - Easter Safety

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014

    Baby chicks, bunnies and ducks may seem like the perfect Easter basket addition, but think twice! These cute babies grow up into large, adult animals requiring full-time care. Plus, tips to keep your pets your pets safe during the spring festivities.

Easter Egg Safety

last changed on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Easter Egg Safety
It's the season to enjoy the great outdoors & celebrate special occasions, like Easter & Passover. While eggs are used all year ’round, they are especially important for many spring activities. They are used for cooking festive delights and for decorating hiding just before the big Easter egg hunt.

Pet Tidbits - Easter Safety

last changed on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Pet Tidbits - Easter Safety
Baby chicks, bunnies and ducks may seem like the perfect Easter basket addition, but think twice! These cute babies grow up into large, adult animals requiring full-time care. Plus, tips to keep your pets your pets safe during the spring festivities.

Fernandez Chile Company Issues Recall

last changed on Monday, April 14, 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.

Fiesta of Hope - Make your reservation now

last changed on Wednesday, March 26, 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.

Recall of Peanut Butter, Cheese, Salsa and Spreads

last changed on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Recall of Peanut Butter, Cheese, Salsa and Spreads
Parkers Farm has issued a recall for peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads after Minnesota Agriculture Department product sampling determined some of the finished products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Limited Recall of Krave Beef Jerky

last changed on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Limited Recall of Krave Beef Jerky
Krave Jerky has issued a recall for Garlic Chili Pepper Beef Jerky with the best buy date of 9/30/2014 due to safety concerns. No other Krave products are affected by this recall.

Reumofan Plus Recall

last changed on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Reumofan Plus Recall
Pain Free By Nature has issued a recall "Reumofan Plus" Tablets purchased through their website at www.painfreebynature.com, because they contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients: methocarbamol and diclofenac. Use of this product could result in serious and life-threatening injuries.