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Archived Press Releases: January - June 2009

CDPH URGES CALIFORNIANS TO REMAIN VIGILANT ABOUT PREVENTING SPREAD OF INFLUENZA AS NOVEL H1N1 (SWINE) FLU VIRUS PERSISTS
June 25, 2009 - The California Department of Public Health, today urged Californians to continue to take precautions against the spread of the novel H1N1 virus (swine flu), which persists in California despite the end of the regular flu season.

CDPH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT KOWALKE FAMILY ALFALFA SPROUTS
June 24, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat certain Kowalke Organics alfalfa sprouts because of possible Salmonella contamination, which can cause serious illness.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES $100,000 FINE TO AVIARA HEALTHCARE CENTER IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
June 22, 2009 - Aviara Healthcare Center in Encinitas received an “AA” citation... and a $100,000 fine, the highest fine under state law, after an investigation concluded that the failure to maintain a hazard-free facility resulting in a patient death...

CDPH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE REFRIGERATED COOKIE DOUGH
June 19, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to consume refrigerated Nestlé Toll House cookie dough.

CDPH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT CANNED CIOPPINO SAUCE FROM SEA HARVEST FISH MARKET & RESTAURANTS
June 18, 2009 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat canned CIOPPINO SAUCE from the Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurants, located at 100 A Crossroads Blvd., in Carmel, California, 93923.

CALIFORNIA’S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR OFFERS TIPS ON PREPARING FOR HOT SUMMER
June 17, 2009 - With summer starting next week... director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), spoke with downtown visitors and workers offering his “Top-10 Hot Tips” (attached) to prepare for upcoming sunny, triple-digit weather.

CDPH ISSUES CITATION TO LAKEWOOD MANOR NORTH NURSING HOME IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
June 16, 2009 - Lakewood Manor North in Los Angeles has received an “AA” citation, the most severe under state law, and a $100,000 fine, from the State of California after an investigation... concluded that poor care led to a resident’s death...

CDPH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT DULCES BENY MEGA PINTA LABIOS CANDY
June 12, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat Dulces Beny Mega Pinta Labios Candy imported from Mexico after tests by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead.

CDPH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT CHULADA SALADITOS C/CHILE (SALTED PLUMS W/CHILI)
June 12, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat Chulada Saladitos C/Chile (Salted Plums W/Chili) after tests by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead.

STATEMENT FROM DR. MARK HORTON, DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, REGARDING THE RAISING OF THE PANDEMIC ALERT LEVEL
June 11, 2009 - “Today the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the Pandemic Alert Level from Phase 5 to Phase 6.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES CITATION, $80,000 FINE TO HUNTINGTON BEACH NURSING HOME June 10, 2009 - Huntington Valley Healthcare Center in Orange County has received a “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and a $80,000 fine from the state of California ...

LOS ALAMITOS NURSING HOME RECEIVES CITATION, FINE FROM CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
June 10, 2009 - Alamitos West Health Care Center in Orange County has received a “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and a $100,000 fine... after an investigation concluded that inadequate care led to the death of a resident...

CDPH ANNOUNCES 73 GRANTS FOR 'SHOVEL-READY' WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
June 8, 2009 - California Department of Public Health announced today ... 73 “shovel-ready” water system projects ...

CDPH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT SENG Chen PiMei CANDY
June 6, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat SENG Chen PiMei Candy, after tests by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead.

1st ACHIEVEMENTS IN RESPIRATORY (AIR) HEALTH AWARDS HONOR 15 STATE SCHOOLS
June 5, 2009 - Fifteen California schools have been named winners of the inaugural Achievements in Respiratory (AIR) Health Awards for implementing strategies that make their school environments healthier for students and staff with asthma...

FIRST CALIFORNIA CHILD DIES WITH NOVEL H1N1 FLU VIRUS
June 4, 2009 - A Contra Costa County child has died with the novel H1N1 flu virus (swine flu), the first such death in California, Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced today.

CALIFORNIA CONFIRMS TWO DEATHS FROM NOVEL H1N1 FLU
June 1, 2009 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today confirmed two California residents have died from the H1N1 flu.

CDPH OFFERS TICK BITE PREVENTION
May 27, 2009 - As the weather gets warmer, Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), reminded Californians who work or play outdoors to protect...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES TO 13 HOSPITALS
May 20, 2009 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that 13 California hospitals have been assessed administrative penalties of $25,000 per...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES $250,000 ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY TO KAISER PERMANENTE BELLFLOWER HOSPITAL IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
May 15, 2009 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Hospital in Los Angeles County has been assessed an...

CALIFORNIA’S TEEN BIRTH RATE DROPS TO RECORD LOW
May 11, 2009 - The rate of births to teenage mothers in California has declined to its lowest level on record, Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced today.

QUARANTINE OF SPORT-HARVESTED MUSSELS IN EFFECT
May 8, 2009 - The annual quarantine of all mussel species harvested by the public on California’s coasts, bays and estuaries became effective May 1 and continues through October 31.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCES NEW K-12 SCHOOL AND CHILDCARE FACILITY SWINE FLU DISMISSAL GUIDANCE
May 5, 2009 - Consistent with guidance issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today announced new guidelines ...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT HOLA POP! LA ORIGINAL LOLLIPOP CANDY
May 2, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat Hola Pop La Original Lollipop Candy imported from Mexico after tests by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead.

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (CDPH) HAS ACTIVATED A TOLL-FREE H1N1 (SWINE FLU) HOTLINE
May 1, 2009 - As part of CDPH's efforts to provide updated information to Californians on what they can do to protect themselves and their families from the swine flu outbreak....

H1N1 SWINE FLU OUTBREAK UPDATE
May 1, 2009 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Mark Horton today provided an update on actions being undertaken by the state to respond to the H1N1 swine flu outbreak and the latest data on California cases.

CONSUMERS WARNED NOT TO EAT LOS ANGELES CALCO, INC. BRAND ALFALFA SPROUT PRODUCTS
April 23, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat brand alfalfa sprouts distributed by Los Angeles Calco, Inc. because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES CITATION TO RIVIERA HEALTHCARE CENTER IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
April 22 , 2009 - Riviera Healthcare Center in Los Angeles has received a “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and a $100,000 fine, the highest fine under state law, from the state of California...

CONSUMERS WARNED TO AVOID CJ UNITED CORPORATION PEPPER AND CURRY SPICES
April 21, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today announced the recall of spice products now includes pepper and curry sold under the “Natural and Delicious” label by CJ United Corporation...

SWINE FLU DETECTED IN TWO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHILDREN
April 21, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced today that two cases of swine flu have been reported in California involving a nine-year-old Imperial County...

STATE OFFICIALS JOIN CELEBRITY CHEF TO GIVE GUIDANCE ON “EATING RIGHT WHEN MONEY’S TIGHT”
April 9, 2009 - California officials gathered today at a local farmers’ market to emphasize to California shoppers the importance of selecting healthy foods, even during tough economic times.

STATEMENT FROM DR. MARK HORTON, DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, REGARDING THE REQUEST FOR U.S. EPA TO PETITION FOR REHEARING OF NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL OF AMERICA, ET AL. V. U.S. EPA.
April 9, 2009 - “Protecting the health of Californians continues to be our number one priority. Without the ability for local vector control agencies to conduct adult mosquito control, the risk of West Nile Virus transmission...

CALIFORNIA’S AWARD-WINNING TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAM MARKS
April 7, 2009 - California’s world renowned tobacco control program celebrated its 20th anniversary today by releasing data that show tobacco use continuing to decline. The anniversary comes as calls to the “1-800 No Butts” quit line...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WARNS CONSUMERS TO AVOID CHICKEN EGG ROLLS AND VEGETABLE EGG ROLLS FROM EDS WRAP
April 7, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today announced that consumers should avoid eating chicken egg rolls and vegetable egg rolls manufactured by EDS Wrap and Roll Foods...

UNION INTERNATIONAL FOOD COMPANY RECALL WIDENED AGAIN
April 4, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today announced the recall of Union International Food Company spices has been widened, and now includes pepper sold at retail stores...

RECALL OF UNION INTERNATIONAL FOOD COMPANY SPICES WIDENED, NOW INCLUDES “UNCLE CHEN” PEPPER
March 30, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today announced the recall of Union International Food Company spices has been widened, and now includes pepper sold at retail stores...

AVOID UNION INTERNATIONAL FOOD COMPANY SPICES, WARNS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
March 28, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today announced that consumers should avoid eating spices manufactured by Union International Food Company.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS INVESTIGATING CALIFORNIA SUPPLIER OF RECALLED PISTACHIOS
March 27, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today announced that state and federal investigators are inspecting a supplier of pistachios...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT RECALLED KIRKLAND ORGANIC BROWN EGGS AND O ORGANIC BROWN EGGS
March 23, 2009 - Certain Kirkland Organic Brown Eggs and O Organic Brown Eggs have been voluntarily recalled because the eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella.

TB DECLINES IN CALIFORNIA
March 20, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced today that tuberculosis (TB) in California declined last year to its lowest level on record.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES CITATION TO RAINTREE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL
March 19, 2009 - Raintree Convalescent Hospital in Fresno County has received a “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and an $80,000 fine from the State of California...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES CITATION TO ANAHEIM CREST NURSING CENTER IN ORANGE COUNTY
March 12, 2009 - Anaheim Crest Nursing Center in Orange County has received an “AA” citation and a $75,000 from the state of California after an investigation concluded that inadequate care led to the death of a resident...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES CITATION TO ESCONDIDO CARE CENTER IN SAN DIEGO
March 12, 2009 - Escondido Care Center in San Diego County has received an “AA” citation and a $90,000 from the state of California after an investigation concluded that inadequate care led to the death of a resident...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES TO 10 HOSPITALS
March 3, 2009 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that 10 hospitals have been assessed administrative penalties of $25,000 from the state of California after a determination that the facilities’ noncompliance...

STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR REPORTS FIRST PEDIATRIC DEATHS FROM FLU
February 27, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), reported today that a child in Fresno County and another in Riverside County have died from influenza-related complications.

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH INITATES ACTIONS TO REVOKE THE LICENSE OF COLONIAL HEALTHCARE IN PLACER COUNTY BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORY OF POOR CARE
February 13, 2009 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has initiated action to revoke the license of Colonial Healthcare in Placer County Dr. Mark Horton, director of CDPH, announced today.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY NURSING HOME RECEIVES CITATION, FINE FROM CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH February 13, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced today that Lemon Grove Care and Rehabilitation Center in San Diego County has...

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH OBSERVES BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
February 5, 2009 - Calling attention to the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS among African-Americans, today Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), urged community leaders to continue prevention efforts highlighted as part of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO CONSUME SWEET SUCCESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH
January 18, 2009 - Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to handle or consume frozen Peanut Butter Cookie Dough distributed by Sweet Success Fundraising Inc, of Ontario, California because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The Department further recommends that any dough that has been thawed or baked should also be discarded.

CALIFORNIA RECEIVES U.S. SURGEON GENERAL’S “HEALTHY YOUTH FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE CHAMPION AWARD”
January 7, 2009 - The Acting Surgeon General Rear Adm. Steven K. Galson has awarded the “Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award” to the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California, a campaign that empowers low-income Californians and their families to live better by eating healthy and being physically active every day. The award recognizes and showcases communities and programs across the nation that address childhood overweight and obesity prevention...

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