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 May is National Water Safety Month!  Help celebrate by learning how to keep your swimming pool clean and safe for a healthy and enjoyable summer.  This video includes information on proper care and maintenance of swimming pool water as well as pool safety, including drowning prevention. 

Pregnant Women Urged to Avoid Going to Areas with Zika Risk

7-28-17  The California Department of Public Health has issued a news release advising pregnant women, and men and women of child bearing age, not to go to areas with Zika.  Click here to view the full news release.


Mosquito-control application scheduled for Murrieta on Wednesday morning

07-21-2017 Due to the high number of mosquitos and complaints from the public, the Riverside County Vector Control Program has scheduled ultra-low volume ground applications using truck-mounted sprayers to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.  Click here to see the press release for more information.



Beginning July 1, 2017, some of the Department of Environmental Health fees will be increasing.  The Food Handler Certification fee will not increase.  Contact a local Environmental Health office for more information.  Click here for the new fee schedule.


Business Plan Updates Are Due Annually

If your facility stores hazardous materials above threshold quantities, then you are required to submit a new Business Plan in CERS on a annual basis. Please click here to submit an updated plan. 

Food Donation

5-3-17  Any food facility may donate food to a food bank or another non-profit charitable organization for distribution to persons free of charge.  Click here for more information and to see the current list of food banks accepting food donations in you area.



 Menu Nutritional Labeling Requirements

5-3-17  In an effort to help consumers make informed choices, California has adopted federal menu labeling requirements. The menu labeling compliance date has been extended to MAY 7, 2018.  To help the public understand the new law, Riverside County Department of Environmental Health has created an informational bulletin.  Click here to view the bulletinThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a labeling guide for food retailers as well.  Click here to view.


Free tobacco retail courses offered by the BOE 

2-27-17 The Board of Equalization (BOE) offers free classes for retailers who sell or plan to sell tobacco products in California.  This class is designed to inform, answer questions and help retailers understand State and local requirements and their responsibilities as a vendor of tobacco products in Riverside County.  Click here to see the flyer.  



County Environmental Health Officials offer reminder after two rodents test positive for hantavirus

01-17-2017 Two out of 11 rodents collected in late December from the San Timoteo Canyon at the Norton Younglove Preserve near the city of Beaumont have tested positive for hantavirus.  Click here to see the press release for more information. 


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