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Jennie-O Turkey Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination
Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales,has issued a recall for approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella. There is a concern that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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.
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.
Site Mitigation - Guidelines, Forms & Worksheets
Sites may become contaminated with toxic chemicals through illegal dumping or disposal, from leaking underground storage tanks, or through industrial or commercial activities. These sites may pose a hazard to the public health & safety and the environment. Therefore, the investigation and cleanup of these contaminated sites must be conducted under the supervision of the hazardous materials branch. At a minimum, any investigative work shall require a work plan, site safety plan, application for site mitigation and work plan review and a fee. Allow seven working days for processing. Incomplete or unapproved submittals will be returned. Approval of the work plan must be obtained before any work is started. A letter of closure may be written by the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau based on the findings of the investigation.
Guidelines for Mitigation
Investigation and clean-up of contaminated sites must be conducted according to the Guidelines for Site Mitigation, below. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a uniform procedure that can be followed to mitigate a contaminated site properly as quickly as possible. The guidelines cover four phases of work that must be accomplished:
- Preliminary site assessment
- Soil and groundwater investigation
- Corrective action implementation
- Verification of monitoring.
Other requirements are also discussed in the Guidelines for Site Mitigation.
All submittals must be signed by a Registered Geologist or Certified Civil Engineer for Subsurface Investigations.
Forms and worksheets
Forms and worksheets
|Downloadable PDF Application for site mitigation inspection and work plan review
|Contamination Reporting Procedures||Downloadable PDF - The Environmental Health Bureau (EHB) will be notified within 30 days if during the UST removal, and/or the investigation, installation, or destruction of Monitoring Wells or Soil Borings, that contamination is discovered at, or above the Monterey County Action Levels.|
|Site Safety Plan||Downloadable PDF - Site and Safety Plan for Underground storage tank-repairs, removal, installations; Investigation/Remediation of Contaminated sites; Monitoring well & soil Boring.|
|Hydraulic Lift And Reservoir Removal Procedure||Downloadable PDF for Procedures for the removal of the Hydraulic Lift And Reservoir Removal|