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Help protect your family and community against Zika! Learn how to identify the mosquito that can carry the virus. This video includes information on two species of mosquitoes that are non-native to California and are known to transmit diseases such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile virus and yellow fever

 Menu Nutritional Labeling Requirements

4-7-17  In an effort to help consumers make informed choices, California has adopted federal menu labeling requirements which go into effect MAY 5, 2017.  To help the public understand the new law, Riverside County Department of Environmental Health has created an informational bulletin.  Click here to view the bulletin.  The 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. 



Mosquito Fogging Scheduled for November 17th, 2016 in Unincorporated East Hemet

11-16-2016 Riverside County Vector Control Program will be conducting mosquito fogging in Unincorporated East Hemet on November 17th between the hours of 5 AM and 7 AM. Click here to see the press release for more information  


Riverside County Local Agency Manangement Program (LAMP) is approved

11-17-2016 - Click here to view copy of LAMP.


New Tobacco 21 Law goes into effect June 9, 2016

6/8/2016 - Resources are now available to help you get prepared. Click here for more infomation.


Updated Environmental Health Fees Take Effect July 1, 2016

5/27/2016 - Starting July 1, 2016, the Department of Environmental Health's updated permit fees will take effect. Contact a local Environmental Health office for more information. Click here for latest fee schedule.

County Health Officials Offer Hantavirus Reminder after Ten Rodents Test Positive 

4/25/2016 - Ten rodents collected by Riverside County Environmental Health in San Timoteo Canyon near Beaumont have tested positive for hantavirus. To read the press release click here.



Health Advisory: Zika Virus in Latin America

2/1/2016 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Click here for more information, or click on Spanish.


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