- FDA Advises Consumers, Tattoo Artists, and Retailers to Avoid Using or Selling Certain Tattoo Inks Contaminated with Microorganisms
The FDA is alerting consumers, tattoo artists, and retailers of the potential for serious injury from use of tattoo inks that are contaminated with bacteria. Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure, since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken.
- Shellfish Safety Notification: Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Santa Cruz County
Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins have been detected in mussels from Santa Cruz County. The naturally occurring PSP toxins can cause illness or death in humans. Cooking does not destroy the toxin. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat sports-harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Santa Cruz County.
- Monterey County Old Jail Reuse Request for Proposals to be Released
RFP for Old Monterey County Jail will be available online May 9, 2019 after 12:00 p.m.
05/08/2019 3:52 PMdetail
- Chicken Strips Recalled Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
– Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,829,517 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates from Oct. 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020.
- Possible Listeria Contamination of French Soft Ripened Cheese
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese. This pasteurized, cow’s milk cheese was made by in St. Simeon, France and distributed throughout the U.S. The FDA advises consumers and retailers to not eat, sell, or serve cheese labeled as l’Explorateur.
- Salinas cannabis company now listed on Canadian stock exchange
Indus Holdings was one of the first cannabis companies to do business in Salinas, and now it's the first pot grower in Monterey county to be listed on the Canadian stock exchange.
05/01/2019 8:33 AMdetail
- Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Begins May 1
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast. The quarantine begins May 1 and applies to all species of mussels that are recreationally harvested along the California coast, including all bays and estuaries. The quarantine is in place to protect the public against poisoning that can lead to serious illness, including coma and death.
04/29/2019 12:49 PMdetail
- Making Travel Plans? Make Sure You're Immunizied Against Measles
People planning international travel should ensure they have already received the recommended two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Nationwide as of today, there have been 704 cases of measles reported in 2019, the highest number since 1994. Nearly all these cases have been linked to international travel by unvaccinated people. These travelers then spread the disease to unvaccinated populations in the U.S.
- FDA: Be Aware of Potentially Dangerous Products That Claim to Treat Autism
Products or treatments claiming to cure autism are deceptive and misleading, because there is no cure for autism. The same is true of many products claiming to “treat” autism or autism-related symptoms. Some may carry significant health risks.
- Hazard Mitigation Update Launch
Monterey County begins its effort to update its Hazard Mitigation Plan, an important plan identifying our local hazards and how to reduce related risks.
03/29/2019 6:09 PMdetail
- 2020 Census Launch
Monterey County will kick off its 2020 Census efforts at a special event April 1st in Castroville.
03/28/2019 8:31 PMdetail
- Amendment to the Notice of Treatment for the Asian Citrus Psyllid
Between December 6, 2018 and January 11, 2019, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed the presence of Asian citrus psyllids (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, a harmful exotic pest in the city of Soledad in Monterey County. This detection indicates that a breeding population exists in the area. The devastating citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) is spread by the feeding action of ACP. The ACP infestation is sufficiently isolated and localized to be amendable to the CDFA's ACP treatment work plan. A Program Environmental Impact Report (PIER) has been certified which analyzes the ACP treatment program in accordance with Public Resources Code, Sections 21000 et seq. The PEIR is available at www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/peir. The treatment activities described are consistent with the PEIR.
- Expanded Recall of Infant Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops
Tris Pharma has expanded the scope of its November 2018 recall by adding three (3) additional lots of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail (pharmacy) level. Some units from these batches have been found to have higher levels of Ibuprofen concentration. The brand names are CVS Health, Equate, and Family Wellness.
- Monterey County Resource Management Agency Introduces Online Parks Reservation System
In a continuing effort to move services online and improve the customer experience, the Monterey County Resource Management Agency is pleased to present a new online parks reservation system. Beginning January 28, 2019, visitors can access the new online parks reservation system.
- Locals Rule: New Locals Only Season Ticket at Laguna Seca
Locals can now find out why Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca is a local treasure as well as one of the world’s most iconic tracks, and they can do it for a lot less thanks to the creation of a locals only Season Ticket.
01/15/2019 3:03 PMdetail
- Monterey County work crews to manage Carmel Lagoon sandbar Friday 1/4
Monterey County work crews will be onsite at the Carmel Lagoon on Friday, January 4th to lower and contour the sandbar to reduce flood risk.
01/03/2019 5:27 PMdetail
- Recall of Canned Fiesta Corn
Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.
12/14/2018 5:00 PMdetail
- Tampons Recalled
Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product.
12/12/2018 12:22 PMdetail
- Monterey County Proclaims Human Right to Safe Drinking Water Policy
The Monterey County Health Department Environmental Health Bureau announces that it is now the official policy of Monterey County that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes. Responding to a referral from Supervisor Luis Alejo, Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the proclamation was presented to and approved by the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 4th establishing the public policy of safe and clean water for human use as County policy.
12/04/2018 12:00 PMdetail
- TRUTH Act presentation
Monterey County Supervisors will hold a special meeting for a TRUTH Act presentation December 11th.
11/09/2018 3:18 PMdetail