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  • Protection from Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is advising residents where wildfires have been burning, along with people in the smoke’s path, to stay indoors and reduce outdoor activity.

    11/13/2018

  • 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.

    11/12/2018

  • TRUTH Act presentation

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

    11/9/2018 3:18:54 PM

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Power Outage Guidelines for Food Safety at Retail Establishments During Temporary Power Outages

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The California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch developed a guidance document for the retail food industry on what to do before, during and immediately after a power outage. The focus is on the action steps to take for potentially hazardous foods (PHF), which are those foods that can support the rapid growth of microorganisms at temperatures between 41°F and 135°F.  Your local environmental health agency is primarily responsible for enforcing the current California Retail Food Code (CalCode) and may have additional information for your specific situation.

See the full document here: Food Safety During Temporary Power Outages

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