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Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Apr 9

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a series of Determination of Need (DON) requests, followed by a set of three of informational presentations on pending amendments to regulations. The Council took up deliberations for a series of three Determination of Need requests,   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply Posted on Aug 1

Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply

Ensuring the safety of our food supply is one of the key responsibilities of public health authorities at both the state and local levels all across the United States. With the recent news reports on an outbreak of foodborne illness in the Boston area, I   …Continue Reading Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply

Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates Posted on Sep 27

Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health     When it comes to expiration dates, there is a lot of confusion between the dates listed on food packages. This misunderstanding can cause you to get sick from eating foods with high levels of bacteria. Between “Use   …Continue Reading Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates