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Multi-State Outbreak of Hepatitis A Illness

Alert Message:

The US FDA, CDC, and State and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A illnesses potentially associated with Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend, a frozen blend containing pomegranate seed mix. As of May 31, 2013, 30 people infected with Hepatitis A have been reported from 5 states: CO,NM,NV,AZ,CA. Please see the link below for more information...  http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm354698.htm

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The Marlborough Board of Health has vaccine available on a first come first served basis.

*       Injectable for 4 year old and up
*       Flu Mist for 2 - 18 years old
*       High Dose injectable for 65 years and older

We have a limited supply so please call the Board of Health at (508) 460-3752 to make an appointment or go to the regularly sheduled clinic:

Tuesdays from 2:00PM-4:00PM,
Room 109 Walker Building,
255 Main Street, Marlborough.

Please bring your insurance cards with you!

Thank You!
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Please feel free to visit the Department of Public Health Website below for Flu Information



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The Board of Health will be holding a FREE City-Wide Flu Clinic on
Saturday October 20th at the Richer School,
80 Foley Road, from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

The clinic is available to any Marlborough resident age 2 and older.

Marlborough Employees are welcomed to attend.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Tetanus Vaccine and Pneumonia Vaccine will be available.

"High-Dose" Flu Vaccine  will be available for Seniors 65 and older.

Please bring your insurance cards!
Seniors should bring their Medicare B cards!

We look forward to seeing you!
Marlborough Board of Health and Medical Reserve Corps
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Please click on the link below to view the street listings and mapping.


Please note: West Hill Road will be included in the spraying area.

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The Marlborough Medical Reserve Corps will be meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in City Hall (Room TBD) at 7:00PM.
This meeting is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a neighbor, a friend or just join us yourself.
Any questions contact the Board of Health at 508 460-3751 or blandry@marlborough-ma.gov
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Please click on the following link for more information regarding West Nile Virus and EEE.



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Please click on the link below to view the street listings and mapping.


Please note: West Hill Road will be included in the spraying area.

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Department of Public Health reported this afternoon that Marlborough is among a number of communities considered at Moderate Risk for West Nile Virus.

This means extra precautions should be taken by residents when outdoors between Dusk and Dawn.

Use a Bug Spray that contains DEET
Wear long sleeve shirts and pants
Provide netting over baby strollers and carriages
Repair window and door screens in your home
Dump standing water at least twice weekly
Be aware of stagnant water on private property (e.g. unused swimming pools) and report them to the local Board of Health.

Please feel free to visit the Department of Public Health Website to review WNV Fact Sheets at:






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MacDonald Beach reopen as of 7/20/12. Re-testing revealed satisfactory water quality for swimming.

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MacDonald Beach at Cullinane Drive has been closed due to exceedingly high ecoli counts. Re-testing will take place on Thursday with updated results received by Friday 7/20/12.
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Alert Message:
Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Price Chopper Bakery five and eight inch Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, and Peach Streusel Pies due to the streusel topping containing eggs, an allergen that was not listed on the ingredient label. Please see link below for deatils... http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm294642.htm?source=govdelivery

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Hannaford, a Scarborough, ME based grocery chain, is recalling an undetermined amount of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Distribution was at Hannaford stores throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Please see link below for further details...    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_100_2011_Release/index.asp


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Alert Message:
Hannaford, Scarborough, ME based grocery chain is recalling Hannaford Regular, Taste of Inspirations, and Natures Place fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Distribution was in Massachusetts as well as ME, NY, NH, and VT. Please see link below for details.   http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_100_2011_Release/index.asp

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Alert Message:
Pacific International Marketing is working with the FDA and CA Dept of Health to coordinate a recall of Cilantro for potential contamination with Salmonella.  The product wsa distributed through retailers in Massachusetts along with other states. Please see link below for further details...  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm283288.htm

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Alert Message:
Jensen Farms, Holly, CO is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. These cantaloupes were distributed to at least 17 states with possible further distribution. Please see the following link for details and there are further details in the attachment.  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm271879.htm

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Possible Staphylococcus Aureus Enterotoxin

Congressional and Public Affairs,(202) 720-9113,Catherine Cochran  March 9, 2011  Zweigle s Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,997 pounds of bologna products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.  The following products are subject to recall:        Cases containing two 10 pound packages of PRICE CHOPPER German Brand Bologna Made With Pork & Chicken.   The products were shipped to a distribution center in New York.   Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact the company s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Salva, at (585) 546-1740.   Please see attached for details...

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As of February 1, 2011 Food Establishements shall be in compliance with the recently adopted Food Allergen Awareness Regulations.
As a consumer you should be aware of the regulation as well as what to look for on menus and pictoral displays or posters describing Major Food Allergens.

Please click on the link below to find out more.....




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As of October 1, 2010 Food Establishments will begin to be made aware of the newly adopted statewide Allergen Awareness Regulation which goes into effect February 1, 2011.
Please feel free to go to the site below to download the Food Allergy Poster provided by the Department of Public Health Division of Food and Drug.


As of February 1, 2010 you will begin to notice newly posted Allery information in your local Food Establishments.



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Alert Message:
Contact:Consumer Hotline(800) 986-8850
Sept. 22, 2010  ABBOTT PARK, Ill.  Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean due to the detection of the presence of a small common beetle in the product.

There is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae, could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract. No Abbott liquid infant formulas are impacted.
Products with affected lot numbers should be returned to Abbott at no cost to the consumer.
        

Parents and caregivers can go to www.similac.com/recall or call Abbott s consumer hotline, (800) 986-8850, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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For information concerning the recent egg recalls please click on the following links:

 


 


 


 




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June 4, 2010  Teaneck, N.J. Eastern Fish is alerting consumers that Hannaford Supermarkets and Bloom brands of frozen raw extra jumbo (16/20) shrimp in 16 oz packages, as well as these brands of shrimp from the full-service seafood cases, labeled as product of Mexico, sold May 4 through June 4 at Hannaford Supermarkets and sold April 8 through June 4 at Bloom grocery stores, are subject to a voluntary recall because the products may contain undeclared sulfites.
These products were distributed to Hannaford stores and to independent stores serviced by Hannaford in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, and to Bloom stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.
Consumers who have purchased these products during the specified timeframes may return them to any Hannaford or Bloom store for a full refund.


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March 15, 2010 - After a Flood, Flood dangers do not end when the water begins to recede.~

Personal Safety

*       Look before you step. After a flood, the ground and floors are covered with debris, including broken bottles, glass nails and other sharp objects.~ ~
·       Be alert for gas leaks. Use a flashlight to inspect for damage.~ ~Do not smoke or use candles, lanterns or open flames unless you are sure that the gas has been turned off and the     area has been aired out.
·       Carbon Monoxide exhaust kills. Only use camping stoves, generators or other gasoline-powered machines outdoors.~ Fumes from charcoal are especially deadly, so only use                 outdoors
·       Avoid floodwaters.~ ~The water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewerage (a source of bacteria and virus).
·       Wash hands frequently with sanitizer or soap and clean water if you come in contact with floodwaters.
·       Look for hazards such as broken or leaking gas lines, flooded electrical circuits, submerged furnaces or electrical appliances and damaged sewage systems.
·       Dispose of all food that has come in contact with floodwaters.  Canned food may appear fine, but is not worth the risk.


Avoid mold growth by following these simple steps:

·       Stagnant water and moisture promotes mold growth.  Remove the accumulated flood water and disinfect the area within 24 to 48 hours.~ After the water is pumped out, all                 flooded floor and wall surfaces should be washed with a sanitizer solution. Sanitizer solution can be simply mixed by using two (2) capfuls of household bleach for each one (1)        gallon of water.  Remember to always wear water proof/chemical resistant (latex or nitrile) gloves and safety glasses when using sanitizer. Never mix bleach with ammonia or             other household cleaners.  Mixing bleach with other cleaners will produce dangerous, toxic fumes. Open windows or use fans if necessary to dry out the flooded area after it has        been sanitized. When in doubt, throw it out.  Porous non cleanable items include carpeting, carpet padding, upholstery, wallpaper, drywall, floor and ceiling tiles, insulation                 material, some clothing, leather, paper, wood and food.  Removal and cleaning are important because even dead mold may cause an allergic reaction in some people.   

What else can I do?
·       If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact THE Marlborough Board of Health Office at: (508) 460-3751.

 
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Alert Message:

February 10, 2010-Quincy, MA. The Stop & Shop Company has announced a voluntary recall of 24 oz. Party Platter Cookes because they contain almonds and almond paste, undeclared allergens.


February 5, 2010-Lancaster County, PA Turkey Hill Dairy of Conestoga, PA is recalling its 1.5 qt. packages of Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream because the product may contain almonds that were inadvertently added during production.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 16, 2009  Scarborough, Maine  Hannaford Supermarkets has taken the precaution of removing Taste of Inspirations Vegetable Spring Rolls from its freezer cases because the rolls may contain shrimp, which was not listed on the ingredient panel.

No illnesses have been reported. However, people with an allergy or sensitivity to shellfish risk serious or life threatening reaction if they consume a product with shellfish.

The manufacturer, Original Rangoon of Massachusetts, is in the process of reporting the matter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the investigation continues.

The manufacturer, Original Rangoon of Massachusetts, is in the process of reporting the matter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the investigation continues.




Beginning in April the Marlborough Board of Health will be posting FOOD RECALL INFORMATION on the City of Marlborough Website. This information is intended to be a readily available service to both residents and non-residents of Marlborough concerning recalled food items known to have been distributed to Supermarkets, Retail Food Stores and /or Restaurants in the Marlborough area. These notifications will be in addition to alerts provided by major media outlets.