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5 Things for March from Monterey County Free Libraries

5 Things for March from Monterey County Free Libraries In a blink of the eye, we are in the third month of the year, March, when we celebrate the vernal equinox (March 19) which is officially the first day of spring and Womens History Month!...
02/23/2024

RECALL of Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese

https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-queso-fresco-and-cotija-cheese-february-2024
02/07/2024

Update: Quaker Issues Revised Recall Notice With Additional Product Due to Possible Health Risk

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/update-quaker-issues-revised-recall-notice-additional-product-due-possible-health-risk?
02/01/2024

5 Things for February from Monterey County Free Libraries

5 Things for February from Monterey County Free Libraries February is Library Lovers month! And we love this month because we love libraries. How about you? Visit your local branch and tell us how much you love your library. We will have...
01/26/2024

FDA warns consumers not to purchase or use Neptune’s Fix or any tianeptine product due to serious risks

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-warns-consumers-not-purchase-or-use-neptunes-fix-or-any-tianeptine-product-due-serious-risks
01/25/2024

eCommerce at Monterey County Free Libraries

Press Release For Immediate Release Monterey County Free Libraries Kris Amaral (831) 883-7564 AmaralKM@co.monterey.ca.us eCommerce at Monterey County Free Libraries Monterey County Free Libraries is happy to announce that we are...
01/23/2024

Restaurants and Retailers Advised to Not to Serve or Sell Certain Oysters from Bahia Salina in Sonora, Mexico Potentially Contaminated with Norovirus

https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-advises-restaurants-and-retailers-not-serve-or-sell-and-consumers-not-eat-certain-oysters-bahia
01/17/2024

5 Things for January from Monterey County Free Libraries

Happy New Year from Monterey County Free Libraries! We wish you all the very best for the new year and invite you to visit us to help with your New Year’s Resolutions. We have lots of cookbooks to help with meal planning and special diets and many...
12/20/2023

County of Monterey Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for Drugged Driving Awareness Campaign

County of Monterey Health Department’s Public Health Bureau is the recipient of a $210,799 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to support the Public Health Cannabis Education Program. Grant funds will support the expansion of...
12/14/2023

5 Things for December from Monterey County Free Libraries

5 Things for December at Monterey County Free Libraries As 2023 comes to an end and we get ready for a new year, we want to thank you for your patronage and make sure that visiting your local library remains a priority for you in 2024. 1. ...
12/06/2023

Self Care for the Holidays

Making time for self-care isn’t easy, especially when we’re busy and overwhelmed. Self-care may also be particularly challenging for people who have experienced trauma. Mindfulness can be an easy first step for folks who struggle with self-care....
12/01/2023

With Respiratory Viruses Circulating, All Bay Area Health Officers Recommend Actions to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

As levels of circulating respiratory viruses increase and people spend more time indoors for the holiday season, it’s important to know all the ways to stay healthy this winter. All Bay Area Health Officers recommend the following...
11/30/2023

Keep the holidays happy and safe for your pets

The holidays are in full swing. Holidays bring special cards, gifts decorated with ribbons, tinsel or yarn, and special decorations like Christmas trees. Unfortunately, animals appreciate these items, as well -- and many of them can cause serious...
11/27/2023

Winter Reading Program at Monterey County Free Libraries

Event Press Release For Immediate Release Monterey County Free Library Alison Day dayaj1@co.monterey.ca.us 831-883-7542 WINTER READING PROGRAM @ MONTEREY COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES Reading is always in season. As we head into the heart of the winter...
11/20/2023

Trufresh Expands Recall to Include Additional Order Numbers of Fresh Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk Due to Salmonella

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/sofia-produce-llc-dba-trufresh-expands-recall-include-additional-order-numbers-fresh-cantaloupe
11/17/2023

Recall of Multiple Brands of Dry Dog, Dry Cat, and Catfish Food Due to Potential Salmonella Health Risk

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/tfp-nutrition-expands-voluntary-recall-dry-dog-dry-cat-and-catfish-food-due-potential-salmonella
11/17/2023

Monterey County Public Health Bureau Awarded Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program from the Office of Traffic Safety

Monterey County Public Health Bureau is the recipient of a $250,262 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to support its Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program. This grant will promote safe practices for pedestrians and bicyclists...
11/15/2023

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...
10/31/2023

Public Health Alert - FDA Advises Parents and Caregivers Not to Buy or Feed to Toddlers and Young Children Because of Elevated Lead Levels

https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-advises-parents-and-caregivers-not-buy-or-feed-wanabana-apple-cinnamon-fruit-puree-pouches
10/31/2023

Monterey County Emergency Medical Services Seeks Public Comment on Draft Scope of Work for an Exclusive Ambulance Services Provider for the Monterey County Exclusive Operating Area

The Monterey County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency is currently in the process of developing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an exclusive ambulance services provider for the Monterey County Exclusive Operating Area (EOA) to begin on July...
10/30/2023

5 Things for November from Monterey County Free Libraries

5 Things for November at Monterey County Free Libraries Welcome to November! Hard to believe the end of the year is almost here and holidays are just around the corner. On Saturday November 11, all MCFL locations will be closed in honor of the...
10/27/2023

Avoid spreading germs this Halloween

The ghosts, goblins and other assorted characters will be at your door on Halloween. The Monterey County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control urge you to take steps to protect yourself and your family from the “germ monsters”...
10/24/2023

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday. All Dressed Up: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that...
10/23/2023

Keep Halloween Happy and Safe for Your Pets

Halloween is right around the corner. The holiday can be great fun for kids and adults. Pets, however, may find strangers coming to the door dressed as ghosts and goblins a little too scary. Here are some tips from the American Humane...
10/23/2023

Health Officials Recommend that Vulnerable Infants, Pregnant Persons, and Older Adults Get Immunized Against RSV Now to Protect Against Severe Illness this Fall and Winter

Health Officials Recommend that Vulnerable Infants, Pregnant Persons, and Older Adults Get Immunized Against RSV Now to Protect Against Severe Illness this Fall and Winter RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a common respiratory virus that...
10/19/2023

Las autoridades sanitarias recomiendan que los bebés, las personas embarazadas y las personas mayores vulnerables se vacunen ya contra el VRS para protegerse de enfermedades graves este otoño e invier

El VRS (virus respiratorio sincitial) es un virus respiratorio común que suele causar resfriados, pero que puede ser grave para los bebés y los adultos mayores. El VRS puede propagarse al mismo tiempo que el COVID-19 y la gripe, normalmente entre...
10/19/2023

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