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Food Recall Advisory
Recall of All Dole-Branded and Private Label Packaged Salads Processed at Their Springfield Ohio Facility
FOOD RECALL- Recall Issued for Beef from MA Slaughterhouse Sold on CT Farms and at Farmers Markets Date September 24 2016
On September 24, 2016 the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Adams’ Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts is recalling veal, bison and beef products that have tested positive for Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 and has sickened patients in multiple states, including two in Connecticut.
Product Recall Advisory Kidde Recall Combination Smoke-CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that on November 10, 2016 the Kidde Co., a manufacturer of fire safety products, issued a recall of the Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms...
Seasonal Advisory Holiday Fire Safety

Advisory- Winter Storm Advisory
In anticipation of tomorrow's major winter storm please be prepared to activate all emergency protocols. This should include staffing, physical plant, and communications...

Seasonal Summer Advisory Summer Hurricane Season 2015 Reissue Date June 23 2016
Summer Hurricane Season 2015, Reissue Date June 23, 2016

Food Recall Advisory FDA warns against using Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice. Mars Food services recalls all lot numbers of Infused Rice linked to recent illness in Texas
Food Recall Advisory: On February 10, 2014 the US Food and Drug Administration announced a warning to food service companies and consumers not to use any Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice products sold in 5- and 25-pound bags...
Food Recall Advisory Navitas Naturals Issues Voluntary Recall for Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Products
On May 29, 2014, The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Food Protection Program announced the Navitas Naturals, the Superfood Company is voluntarily recalling products which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.
Food Recall Advisory Recall of Beef Products
On May 23, 2014, The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on May 19, 2014 that the Wolverine Packing Company, a Detroit, Michigan establishment, is recalling approximately 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7...
Food Recall Advisory Fruitland American Meat Beef Recall Due to Inclusion of Specified Risk Material
On June 13, 2014, The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Fruitland American Meat, a Jackson, Mo. establishment is recalling approximately 4,012 pounds of fresh beef products because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed as required by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...
Food Recall Advisory Wawona Packing Co Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh Whole Peaches Plums Nectarines and Pluots Because of Possible Health Risk
On July 24, 2014, The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health announced Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, CA is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes...
Product Recall Advisory Halco Recalls LED Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury and Burn Hazards
On July 15, 2014 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of Halco LED Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury and Burn Hazards. The LED bulbs can overheat and fall onto consumers below, posing impact and burn hazards...

FOOD RECALL ADVISORY Whole Foods Market Recalls Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria
Winter Storms and Extreme Cold Weather Advisory
Due to the possibility of severe winter weather this weekend, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is reissuing the following advisory for your information.
Safety Alert Directive: Adherence to Correct Liquid Consistency for Individuals with Modified Diets
This Safety Alert is to bring immediate attention to a concern which exists throughout our entire service delivery system regarding not adhering to a prescribed liquid consistency...
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY Woodstock Farms Pomegranate Kernels -Scenic Fruit- Recall
On June 28, 2013 the FDA announced the recall of Woodstock Farms Pomegranate Kernels. This product has the potential to be contaminated with hepatitis A and must be removed from sale...
Food Recall Advisory: Health Advisory for Olives Sold by Ocean State Job Lot Stores
On July 3, The Rhode Island Department of Health advises consumers not to eat Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet (Brand: Bel Frantoio) sold at any Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) stores. OSJL is voluntarily recalling the product after Health staff discovered that these products were not handled appropriately to prevent production of the toxin that causes botulism...
HEALTH ADVISORY: Mosquitoes Trapped in Norwalk Have Tested Positive for West Nile Virus (WNV)
The CT-Department of Public Health, State Mosquito Management Program announced on July 12, 2013 that mosquitoes trapped in Norwalk on July 2, 2013 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV)...
Food Recall Advisory: Recall of Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano 2.2 Oz. Glass Jars with Cork Closure Due to Possible Salmonella Risk
On July 15, 2013 The Connecticut Department of Health announced that Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA in cooperation with the FDA is recalling Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano packaged in a 2.2 oz. glass jar with cork closure, Lot #: 060367, 060692, 061252 and 061864 due to possible contamination by Salmonella...
Food Recall Advisory: National Beef Packing Company Recall; Big Y Stores Beef Recall
Food Recall Advisory: On August 2, 2013 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that the National Beef Packing Company, a Liberal, Kansas firm, is recalling approximately 50,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7...
Food Health Advisory: Advice from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture Bureau of Aquaculture Regarding Safety Issues Related to Shellfish Harvesting in Connecticut
Food Health Advisory: On August 2, 2013 The Connecticut Department of Agriculture Bureau of Aquaculture published information regarding safety issues related to shellfish harvesting in Connecticut to avoid foodborne illnesses...
Food Recall Advisory: Norwalk/Westport Area Shellfish Bed Closures Due to Vibrio Foodborne Illnesses; Recall of Clams and Oysters
On August 3, 2013 The Department of Agriculture Bureau of Aquaculture (DA/BA) has announced the voluntary closure of shellfish beds in the Norwalk Westport area due to a number of illnesses caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally occurring bacterium associated with shellfish harvested from the noted specific areas...
Seasonal Advisory
Summer Hurricane Season 2013
Food Recall Advisory: Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. Recalls Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Products
On October 23, The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton, Oregon is recalling approximately 109,000 cases of refrigerated readyto-eat products because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes...
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY: Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Some Varieties of Kraft And Polly-O String Cheese And String Cheese Twists Due to Premature Spoilage
On October 25, The US Food and Drug Administration announced Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products...
Advisory & Alert Template
Safety Alert Directive: Required Revisions to the “DDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation – Emergency Relocation Site Summary Form” Nov. 2013
Safety Alert Directive: To private and public sector service providers who operate the following group residential and day service sites: Community Living Arrangements (CLAs), Continuous Residential Supports (CRS), Residential Campuses (RCs), Sheltered Employment (SHEs), Day Support Options (DSOs), Group Supported Employment (GSEs)...
Safety Alert Ongoing Problem of Bed Bug Infestations Across the United States
This Safety Alert from the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) relates to the ongoing public health problem of bed bug infestation across the United States...
Safety Advisory Revisions to the DDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation – Emergency Individual Fact Sheets Copying and Dissemination
Safety Advisory Recall of Schneider Electric APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard
Safety Advisory: On October 3, 2013 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of Schneider Electric APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard...

Product Recall Advisory
Uni-O Industries Recalls O-Grill Portable Gas Grills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Product Recall Advisory
Petit Lem Children’s Pajamas Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
Product Recall Advisory
Children’s Robes Recalled by Hanna Andersson Due to Violation of the Federal Flammability Standard
Drug Product Recall Advisory
Pfizer Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lo/Ovral®-28 and Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Due to Possibility of Inexact Tablet Counts or Out of Sequence Tablets
Public Safety Advisory
Guidance on How to Handle Suspicious Mail
Product Recall Advisory - Ceiling Fans Recalled by Westinghouse Lighting Due to Shock and Fire Hazards
Food Recall Advisory - Recall of Frozen Raw Yellowfin Tuna product from Moon Marine USA Corporation "Nakaochi Scrape" Associated with a Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Infections
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY
FOOD ADVISORY Removal of all Korean Shellfish Shippers from the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List
On May 3, 2012 the CT Dept. of Public Health, Food Protection Program received notification from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the country of Korea has been removed from the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List, as of Tuesday, May 1, 2012...
Product Advisory- Human Illness in Connecticut Linked to Salmonella in Recalled Dog Food
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Recall of certain retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Severe Weather Advisory
The Connecticut Departments of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) are advising the public that with possible record high temperatures forecasted for Wednesday, June 20, 2012 and Thursday, June 21, 2012, people need to be cautious during this period of extreme heat...
PRODUCT RECALL ADVISORY- Bel Air Lighting Recalls Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns Due to Fire Burn and Shock Hazards
PRODUCT RECALL ADVISORY- Air Movers Recalled by EDIC Due to Fire Hazard
PRODUCT RECALL ADVISORY- Ceiling Mounted Light Fixtures Recalled by Thomas Lighting Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
PRODUCT RECALL ADVISORY- Big Lots Portable Ceramic Space Heaters Due to Fire Electric Shock Hazard
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- New Jersey Firm Recalls Various Frozen Ready- To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
UPDATED FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Various Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
Updated Food Recall Advisory
FOOD ADVISORY- Long Island NY Shellfish Unapproved as Food Source
On July 10, 2012 the CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section reported on July 13, 2012 that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Marine Resources has issued an emergency notice regarding shellfish harvested out of Oyster Bay Harbor, NY...
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Stop and Shop Calico Bean Salad Recall
Mosquito Advisory
The State of CT Department of Public Health, State Mosquito Management Program announced on August 7, 2012 that mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) have been identified in 32 towns so far this season...
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Recall of Market Pantry Salad Products Sold at Target Stores
The State of CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section announced on August 10, 2012 the following food recall: Garden Fresh Foods, Milwaukee, WI is voluntarily recalling various salad products that are sold at Target stores because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date.
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Recall of Fruit Vegetable and Sandwich Products Containing Apples
The State of CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section announced on August 14, 2012 the following food recall: Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., of Swedesboro, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples with the use-by-dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012 because they contain diced or sliced apples which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Product Recall Advisory- Legrand Wiremold Recalls Power Strips Due to Electric Shock Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on September 6, 2012 the following product recall: Legrand Wiremold Recalls Power Strips Due to Electric Shock Hazard...
Food Recall Advisory- Manna Organics Recalls Tofu and Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risks
The State of CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section announced on September 5, 2012 the following food recall: Manna Organics Recalls Tofu and Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risks...
Food Recall Advisory- Recalls involving Daniella Brand Mangoes
The State of CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section announced on September 4, 2012 the following food recall: Recalls involving Daniella Brand Mangoes
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat ANY Agricola Daniella Mangoes
At this time FDA is warning consumers not to eat any Daniella mangoes (from Agricola Daniella, a supplier located in Sinaloa, Mexico) and has placed an import alert that will prevent entry of the product into the United States unless the importer can show proof that they are not contaminated with Salmonella...
Food Recall Advisory- Recall of Dale and Thomas Ready-to-Eat Bags of Popcorn
The State of CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section announced on October 3, 2012 the following food recall: Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling a limited number of ready-to-eat bags of select flavors of Indiana-brand popcorn products because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes...
Food Recall Advisory- Sunland Inc Announces an Expansion of its Voluntarily Limited Recall of Almond Butter and Peanut Butter To Add Cashew ButterTahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products Due to Possible Health Risk
Sunland, Inc. announced on September 24, 2012 a voluntary recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter, which it has now expanded to include its Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products...
Advisory- DPH Announces Boil Water Advisories in Public Drinking Water Systems
Hartford – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that 82 small public drinking water systems in the state are under a boil water advisory...
MEDICATION RECALL ADVISORY- Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 41 Lots of Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets 10 Mg 20 Mg and 40 Mg Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Substance
Food Recall Advisory

Food Recall Advisory
State Garden, Inc. recalls certain salad mixes due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination
Seasonal Advisory
Weather related Advisories...
Seasonal Advisory
Snow and Ice Accumulation Advisory
This is an advisory and may help you as you consider your physical plant management priorities. In light of current snow and ice accumulations and the forecast for more snow and ice in the coming days and weeks, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has advised its Facility Management staff to address the following snow and ice management concerns...
Food Recall Advisory
Unilever United States, Inc. recalls some types of Skippy Peanut Butter due to possible Salmonella contamination
Anti-Scald Directive
This Directive is to advise that all providers who support individuals in Continuous Residential Support (CRS) settings shall install thermostatic mixing valves in these residential locations.
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of some cases of 9 oz. Fresh Express Bag Spinach
Food Recall Advisory
Archer Farms Ground Turmeric Recall
Food Recall Advisory
Jonathans Sprouts Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY-Expanded Recall
Expanded Recall Jonathans Sprouts Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts
Product Recall Advisory
AED Manufacturer Recalls Certain Semi-Automatic Automated External Defibrillators
Food Recall Advisory
Goodness Gardens, Inc. Recalls Chives Because of Possible Health Risk
Product Recall Advisory
Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers...
Seasonal Advisory - Health and Safety
This Health Bulletin is a reminder of the risks associated with the summer season and warm weather conditions to ensure that particular attention is given to the health and wellness of individuals during summer activities.
Seasonal Advisory
Summer Hurricane Season 2011
Food Recall Advisory
Simply Thick, LLC is announcing a voluntary recall of its SimplyThick® thickening gel products manufactured at a food processing plant located in Stone Mountain, Georgia since June 1, 2009
Medication Recall Advisory
Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets, 225 count bottles: Recall - Uncharacteristic Odor
Food Recall Advisory
Food Recall Advisory: Shellfish Recall, Greenwich CT 7/12/11-7/14/11
Food Recall Advisory Update
Safety Alert
Hurricane Irene
Product Recall Advisory
H and P Industries, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of All Lots of Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Prep Solutions, Scrub Solutions, and Prep Gel
Food and Water Safety Advisory
Health Officials Remind Residents of Food and Water Safety after Storm
Health Advisory - Hurricane Irene- Important Health Information
The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued important health information regarding recovery issues related to Hurricane e.g.; Public Water Systems Currently on a Boil Water Advisory, food and water and generator safety, etc...
Health Advisory - Safety Advice Concerning Medications and Supplies Following Severe Weather and/or Power Outages
On September 1, 2011, the CT Dept Of Consumer Protection (DCP) posted the following advisory regarding “Safety Advice Concerning Medications and Supplies Following Severe Weather and/or Power Outages”.
Food Safety Advisory
Produce Exposed to Flood Waters
Food Recall Advisory
True Leaf Farms Expanded Voluntary Recall of Chopped or Shredded Romaine Lettuce
After the Storm Tips on Safety
Two Press Releases from the Department of Public Health
Health Officials Remind Residents of Safety After Storm and DPH Announces Boil Water Advisories in Public Drinking Water Systems

Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Parkers Farm, Inc. of Coon Rapids, Minnesota Food Products Due to Potential Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes
Updated Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Parkers Farm, Inc. of Coon Rapids, Minnesota Food Products Due to Potential Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes
Updated Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Parkers Farm, Inc. of Coon Rapids, Minnesota Food Products Due to Potential Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Daniele International Italian Sausage Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars Due To Salmonella
Food Recall Advisory
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section announced a norovirus outbreak associated with consumption of oysters harvested from an area designated as Area 7 in Louisiana.
Food Recall Advisory
Freshway Foods Recalling Products Containing Romaine Lettuce Due to Potential Contamination with Escherichia coli O145
Food Contamination Advisory
Ready-To-Eat Deli Meats Due to Listeria Monocytogenes
Safety Alert
For Bathing and Personal Care
Food Recall Advisory
Lobster Meat Recall by a Maine Firm
Seasonal Advisory - Health & Safety
This Health Bulletin is a reminder of the risks associated with the summer season and warm weather conditions to ensure that particular attention is given to the health and wellness of individuals during summer activities.
Food Recall Advisory
Specialty Farms Sprout Expanded Recall
Seasonal Advisory
Summer Hurricane Season 2010
Summer Hurricane Season 2010 – Hurricane Earl
Food Recall Advisory
Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in Eggs and Shell Egg Recall
Medication Recall Advisory
On November 29, 2010, in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Co. (JJMCP) recalled, from the wholesale and retail level, twelve MYLANTA® liquid products and one AlternaGEL® liquid product
Safety Alert- Carbon Monoxide Informational Sheet
DDS is issuing this Safety Alert following a carbon monoxide poisoning incident that occurred in a supervised living facility in Manchester, CT...

Food Recall Advisory
Peanut butter manufactured by King Nut companies associated with multi-state Salmonella outbreak
Food Recall Advisory
Update Regarding King Nut Peanut Butter Product Recall that Involves Austin and Keebler Brands of Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers.
Food Recall Advisory
Update Regarding Expansion of Peanut Corporation of America Peanut Butter Product Recall.
Food Recall Advisory
Maine Firm Recalls Frozen, Stuffed Chicken Products That May Contain Foreign Materials
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Stonewall Kitchen Dessert Sauces
Product Recall Advisory
Rheem Recalls to Repair Oil-Fired Furnaces Due to Fire Hazard
Food Recall Advisory
Oklahoma Firm Recalls Frozen Chili Beef Products That May Contain Foreign Materials
Food Recall Advisory
Update Regarding Expansion of Peanut Corporation of America Product Recall to Include Product Dating Back to January 1, 2007
Food Recall Advisory
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Products For Possible Salmonella Contamination
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Cropwell Bishop Creamery Cheeses
Product Recall Advisory
Consumer Product Safety Commission's Listing of Dishwasher Recalls
Medication Advisory
MedWatch - Zonisamide (marketed as Zonegran, and generics) can cause metabolic acidosis in some patients
Food Recall Advisory
Washington Firm Recalls Frozen Ground Chicken Products That May Contain Foreign Materials
Medical Device Recall Advisory
Shiley 3.0PED Cuffless Pediatric Tracheostomy Tube by Covidien Inc.: Class 1 Recall of specific lots
Food Recall Advisory
California Firm Recalls Poultry Products Imported From an Unapproved Source
Product Recall Advisory
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers
Medical Device Recall Advisory
AED 10 and MRL JumpStart external defibrillators Class 1 Recall
Medication Advisory
MedWatch - Specific lots of Propafenone HCL 225 mg tablets may contain slightly higher levels of the active ingredient than specified
Medical Device Recall Advisory
Insulin Pens: Risk of Transmission of Blood-borne Pathogens from Shared Use
Medication Advisory
MedWatch - Zencore Plus recalled due to product containing undeclared drug
Medication Advisory
MedWatch - Weight Loss Products - Nationwide alert expanded, products contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients
Food Recall Advisory
Missouri Firm Recalls Cheese Frank Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen
Medication Advisory
MedWatch - Digoxin (Caraco brand) - Recall of tablets because they may differ in size
Food Recall Advisory
FDA Alerts Consumers to Recall of Certain Pistachios
Product Recall Advisory
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. The GE Profile™ Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges
Product Recall Advisory
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Atico International USA Recalls Coffeemakers Sold Exclusively At Walgreens Due to Fire Hazard
Product Recall Advisory
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minn. Announced the Recall of Certain Insignia 26-Inch Flat-Panel LCD Televisions Due to Fire Hazard
Medical Device Recall Advisory
ZOLL AED Plus Defibrillator recall because device may fail to deliver shock, could result in failure to resuscitate patient during sudden cardiac arrest
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Sprouts Produced by Amalgamated Produce Inc. (API) of Bridgeport Connecticut
Medication Advisory
FDA MedWatch - Influend Cough and Cold Products: Recall due to possibility of product being superpotent
Water Advisory
The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announce that MDC customers in the towns of East Hartford, Glastonbury, Portland, and South Windsor NO LONGER NEED TO BOIL WATER for consumption. The distribution systems in these towns were isolated yesterday from the Reservoir No. 6 service area. After several rounds of sampling, no organisms were found and DPH has determined the water may be consumed directly from the tap without boiling. The DPH is requesting that MDC customers in the towns of Bloomfield, Windsor, Hartford, West Hartford, and parts of East Granby and Windsor Locks, continue to boil their drinking water for one minute as a precautionary measure through the weekend while rigorous testing continues throughout the system. This testing will determine if chlorination efforts have successfully eliminated the organisms from the drinking water.
Health Advisory Swine Flu
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in conjunction with the Governor M. Jodi Rell’s Office and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) are closely monitoring the Swine Influenza cases that have been reported in Mexico and various U.S. states.
Water Advisory Update
CT Department Of Public Health Lifts the Boil Water Advisory For Bloomfield, Windsor, Hartford, West Hartford, East Granby, and Windsor Locks.
Food Recall Advisory
New York Firm Recalls Hot-Pot Seasoning Products Imported From an Unapproved Source
Product Recall Advisory
The recall of all lots of Personal Care non-acetone nail polish remover, conditioner enriched with gelatin
Medical Device Advisory
FDA MedWatch - Disetronic ACCU-CHEK Spirit Insulin Pump - Defect in the up/down buttons, may result in users unable to change programmed settings
Medication Advisory
FDA MedWatch - Antiepileptic drugs and the increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior
Medication Advisory
FDA MedWatch - Digoxin, USP 0.25 mg (AS Medication Solutions/ Caraco): Recall due to variance in amount of active ingredient
Food Recall Advisory
ILLINOIS FIRM RECALLS GROUND BEEF PRODUCTS DUE TO POSSIBLE E. COLI O157:H7 CONTAMINATION
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Sprouts Produced by Chang Farm of Whately, MA
Food Recall Advisory
New York Firm Recalls Duck Leg and Sausage Products for Possible Listeria Contamination
Food Recall Advisory
N.J. Firm Recalls Poultry Products That May Contain Under-processed Ham Components
Medication Advisory
FDA MedWatch - Risk of Serious Liver Injury, Including Liver Failure and Death, with Use of Propylthiouracil (PTU) in Adult and Pediatric Patients
Food Recall Advisory
Texas Firm Recalls Frozen Poultry Products Due To Undeclared Allergens
Food Recall Advisory
Sigma Processed Meats, Inc., recalling 2.68 million pounds of ham products containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), and it is undeclared on the label.
Medication Advisory
MedWatch - Levemir Insulin (Novo Nordisk):Patients advised to check personal supply of insulin to identify possible stolen and dangerous product
Medication Advisory
MedWatch - Stimulant Medication in Children with AD/HD - FDA perspective on study data published about potential risks of AD/HD stimulant medications
Medication Advisory
FDA MedWatch - Medtronic Kappa/Sigma Pacemakers: Class 1 recall due to failure to pace heart
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of Nestle Toll House Prepackaged, Refrigerated Cookie Dough.
Food Recall Advisory
Colorado Firm Expands Recall of Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination
Medication Advisory
Smoking cessation aids Chantix, Zyban: Boxed Warning and patient Medication Guides highlighting risk of serious neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Medication Advisory
Lantus (insulin glargine): FDA reviewing safety data re: possible risk for cancer in patient with diabetes
Food Recall Advisory
Mississippi Firm Recalls Pre-Packaged Meal Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Food Recall Advisory
New York Firm Recalls Frozen Meat and Poultry Products Due To Unapproved Ingredient
Food Recall Advisory
Connecticut State Officials Warn of Recall of Fresh Tuna Steaks
Food Recall Advisory
Plainview Milk Products Cooperative recalling products due to possible Salmonella
Food Recall Advisory
Recall of ‘Nut Lovers’ flavor of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters product
Medication Advisory
Recall of the powdered dietary supplement, Stealth Chocolate and Stealth Vanilla, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
Product Recall Advisory
Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire
Informational Advisory
A resurgence of bed bug infestations across the United States
Food Recall Advisory
Consumers Warned Not to Eat Certain Imported Dried Plums
Medication Recall Advisory
Recall Advisory for TYLENOL Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles

ALERT Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
Winter 2007 - The following is a compilation of advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross on how to protect one’s self and one’s family from winter storm hazards.
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Recall of Kidde Brand 10 lb Fire Extinguishers
Use of Electronic devices while operating a motor vechicle
VAIL 500 1000 2000 enclosed bed systems made by Vail Products Inc
Vehicle Access Precautions
Hot Water Temperature Safety Awareness
Oral-B CrossAction Power -Power MAX toothbrushes & refills
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Information from the CT Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Alert: E.Coli Warning Prompts Massive Frozen Pizza Recall
Public health officials are urging consumers to throw away any Totino's or Jeno's brand frozen pizzas that contain pepperoni in the wake of a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections.
Health Alert: Firm Recalls Products
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E.Coli 0157:H7 Contamination
Health Alert: Texas Firm Recalls Frozen Sausage Roll Products For Possible Listeria Contamination
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2007 - Double B Foods, Inc., a Meridian, Texas, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 98,000 pounds of frozen sausage roll products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
Health Alert: Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible E.Coli O157:H7 Contamination
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2007 - American Foods Group, LLC, a Green Bay, Wisc., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 95,927 pounds of various coarse and fine ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
Health Alert: Recall of Metromint Flavor Water Because of Possible Bacillus cereus Contamination
Date: December 6, 2007 - Soma Beverage of San Francisco, California is recalling bottled Metromint flavor water (Peppermint, Spearmint, Orangemint, and Lemonmint) produced at the California Soma facility.
Health Alert: Recall of Canned Bean Products
Safety Alert- Virginia Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Undeclared Allergen
This Safety Alert is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain chicken products.
New York Firm Recalls Meat and Poultry Products for Possible Listeria Contamination
This Safety Alert is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain poultry and meat products.
Canadian Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Entrées for Possible Listeria Contamination
Canadian Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Entrées For Possible Listeria Contamination
Safety Alert - Alabama Firm Recalls Poultry Giblets That May Be Adulterated
This Safety Alert is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain poultry products.
Safety Alert - Ohio Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Products Due To Mislabeling
This Safety Alert is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain poultry products.
FDA Warns of Salmonella risk with Cantaloupes from Agropecuaria Montelibano
This Safety Alert is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of cantaloupe from Argentina.
Safety Alert - CT Dept. of Public Health Reports a Food Recall. Warns of Salmonella Risk with Certain Cereal Products.
This Safety Alert is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain cereal products.
Safety Alert- FDA Reports a Food Recall- Warns of Listeria monocytogenes Risk with Certain Meat and Poultry Products
This Safety Alert is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain Meat and poultry products.
United States Department of Agriculture Advisory: Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing recommendations that will help minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to power outages and other problems that are often associated with severe weather events.
Food Recall Advisory- Connecticut Dept of Public Health Enviromental Health Section - Raw Red Tomato Salmonella Warning
This Food Recall Advisory is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain raw red tomatoes.
Food Recall Advisory UPDATE
This Food Recall Advisory UPDATE is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain raw red tomatoes.
USDA/FSIS Launches Food Safety Education Video-Casts in American Sign Language
This Informational Advisory is to notify you that "...the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today launched a series of video-casts translated into American Sign Language (ASL) designed to inform deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers...
United States Fire Administration's Advice on Firework Safety
This Informational Advisory conveys the US Fire Administration's advice on firework safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Expands Investigation of Outbreak of Infections Caused by Salmonella Saintpaul
This Informational Advisory reports on the CDC's expanded investigation of the outbreak of infections caused by Salmonella Saintpaul.
Food Recall Advisory- Kentucky Firm Recalls Frozen Stuffed Chicken Sandwiches That May Contain Pieces of Plastic
This Food Recall Advisory is to advise that the Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a Mt. Sterling, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 199,417 pounds of frozen stuffed chicken sandwich products that may contain pieces of plastic.
Safety Advisory- Black Bear Safety Measures
This Safety Advisory is to advise that there have been numerous black bear sightings in residential areas across the state...
Food Recall Advisory- FDA Warns Against Consuming Mussel Products from Bantry Bay Seafood
This Food Recall Advisory is to advise that the US Food and Drug Administration and the CT Department of Consumer Protection Department of Consumer Protection are urging consumers to avoid consuming certain frozen cooked mussel products made by Bantry Bay Seafoods...
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Rhode Island Firm Recalls Chicken Noodle Products Due to Undeclared Allergens
This Food Recall Advisory is to advise that the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is informing consumers not to consume 12-ounce boxes of "TRADER MING'S Yakisoba Noodles as these ready-to-eat chicken noodle products they may contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label...
MEDICAL RECALL ADVISORY- Recall ReliOn Insulin Syringes for use with U-100 Insulin Tyco Healthcare - Covidien
This MEDICAL Recall Advisory is to advise that the US Food and Drug Administration and Covidien notified patients and healthcare professionals of a recall of ReliOn sterile, single-use, disposable, hypodermic syringes with permanently affixed hypodermic needles...
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Nestle Withdraws Farinha Lactea Cereal in United States
This FOOD Recall Advisory is to advise that the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section is notifying Local Directors of Health, Chief Sanatarians, and Certified Food Inspectors of a recall of a recall of Nestle Farinha Lactea cereal.
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Recall of Nestle Nesquik Strawberry Powder
This FOOD Recall Advisory is to advise that the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section is notifying Local Directors of Health, Chief Sanatarians, and Certified Food Inspectors of a recall of a recall of Nestle Nesquik Strawberry Powder.
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY- Utah Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Meals That May Contain Foreign Materials
This FOOD Recall Advisory is to advise that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is notifying consumers that Nestlé Prepared Foods Company is recalling frozen chicken meals that may contain foreign materials
PRODUCT ADVISORY- Underwriters Laboratories UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Oil-Filled Space Heaters
This Product Advisory issued May 28, 2008, by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that oil-filled space heaters manufactured by the China Singfun Electric Group Co., Ltd. may pose a risk of fire. These heaters do not comply with UL requirements and are not eligible to bear the UL Mark.
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY
Texas Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Undeclared Allergens
Food Recall Advisory
12/11/08 New York Firm Recalls Fresh Pork Products Due To Possible Dioxin Contamination
Medical Advisory
Oral Sodium Phosphate (OSP) Products for Bowel Cleansing: reports of acute phosphate nephropathy, Boxed Warning to be added to labeling

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Safety Alert - Recall of LifePak CR Plus Automated External Defibrillators AED
Physio Control, Inc., issued a recall of LifePak CR Plus Automated External Defibrillators (AED), used by emergency or medical personnel to treat adults in cardiopulmonary arrest.
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