Plan to join us at the Ohio State Fair on Senior Day, July 30, for the Well Beyond 60! EXPO

For the fifth consecutive year, the Ohio Department of Aging is partnering with the Ohio State Fair to sponsor the Well Beyond 60! EXPO on the Fair’s Senior Day, July 30, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The EXPO is an interactive health and wellness fair that features nearly 3,000 square feet of health screenings, wellness demonstrations, and more provided at no cost by state and community partners.Read full story

Let Your Fourth of July Celebration End with Fireworks, Not Food Poisoning

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging everyone to be food safe as they cook out this Fourth of July to keep the celebration free from illness-causing bacteria.

“FSIS has a number of resources to help consumers prevent foodborne illnesses at home,” said Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Mindy Brashears.

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Perrigo Issues Voluntary Recall For Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder With Iron

Dublin, Ireland and Allegan, MI – Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV).… Read full story

Rosperts Market, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall

NORWALK, Ohio (June 19, 2019) – Rosperts Market, LLC of Norwalk, OH announces a voluntary recall of approximately 22,778 pounds of beef, pork, and lamb products that were possibly produced under unsanitary conditions. Rosperts Market, LLC has determined that these products were produced with the use of a water supply that failed to meet the Ohio Department of Health’s microbiological standards for private water systems in Ohio.… Read full story

New Clues on Tissue Damage Identified in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights into tissue damage for these autoimmune conditions. Findings include the identification of novel molecular signatures related to immune system signaling in kidney cells that may reflect their active role in disease process; molecular targets, including specific white blood cells, for potential treatment in lupus nephritis; and specific types of fibroblasts and white blood cells that are involved in rheumatoid arthritis.… Read full story

Fight the Bite! Prevent Mosquito Bites and the Diseases They Carry

This summer, Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH is urging people to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and the diseases they may carry.

COLUMBUS – This summer, Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH is urging people to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and the diseases they may carry.… Read full story

Ruiz Foods Products Inc. Recalls Bacon Breakfast Wrap Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2019 – Ruiz Foods Products Inc., a Denison, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast wrap products containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.… Read full story

News Release Table 87 Frozen, LLC Recalls Pork and Beef Pizza Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2019 – Table 87 Frozen, LLC., a Brooklyn, N.Y. firm, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen pizza products containing pork and beef that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.… Read full story