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 CDPH News Releases 2024

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Drink Illegal Mary Jones Hemp-Infused Sodas ​
May 30, 2024 — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to drink Mary Jones hemp-infused soda, which have been identified as containing prohibited tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) isolate ingredients.​
CDPH Alerts Consumers and Healthcare Providers of Serious Health Risks Related to Counterfeit Botox​

May 8, 2024  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is alerting consumers and healthcare professionals that counterfei​t versions of Botox (botulinum toxin) have been found in multiple states, including California​.

CDPH Warns of Possible Norovirus Infections from Imported Raw Korean Oysters​​

April 26, 2024 — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning distributors and retailers not to sell or serve frozen raw oysters from JBR, Inc. in Tongyeongsi, Republic of Korea (ROK) because they may be contaminated with norovirus, a virus that can cause serious gastrointestinal illness.​​

CDPH Urges Californians to Dispose of Unneeded Medications on Prescription Drug Take Back Day​​

April 24, 2024 — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is encouraging Californians to take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Hundreds of free take-back events will take place in communities across the state, where unused or expired prescription drugs or vaping devices – which are used to deliver a number of non-medical substances ​ can be disposed of safely.​​

CDPH Urges Consumers Not to Purchase or U​se Cao Bôi Trĩ Cây Thầu Dầu, a Hemorrhoid Ointment from Vietnam Found to Contain Dangerous Levels of Lead​​

April 16, 2024 — The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to use a hemorrhoid ointment called Cao Bôi Trĩ Cây Thầu Dầu.​​

CDP​H Issues Second Consumer Warning Not to Take Pyramid Wholesale Sexual Enhancement Supplements

April 9, 2024 — The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to take certain products sold as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement, as these products contain prescription drugs that are not listed in the ingredient statement. Product images are available online. 

CDPH Expands California Prenatal Screening Program Panel April 1

March 29, 2024 — Beginning April 1, all pregnant women participating in the California Prenatal Screening Program will be screened for additional genetic conditions, allowing them greater access to more information on the health of their fetus. 

​California​​​ Announces $25 Million in Awards for Youth ​Mental Health​

March 28, 2024 —​ California is awarding grants to dozens of tribal and community-based local organizations to reduce stigma and discrimination and support youth in seeking help when they are facing mental health struggles. 

​California Launches New Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

​​March 27, 2024 —The California Department of Public Health launched “Never a Bother,” a new youth suicide prevention campaign to increase awareness, support, and resources among California’s youth​.

​CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Pyramid Wholesale Sexual Enhancement Supplements ​
March 8, 2024 —​The C​​alifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers about products sold as dietary su​pplements for sexual enha​​ncement that contain undeclared prescription drugs including Sildenafil (Viagra) and/or Tadalafil (Cialis). 
California ​Laun​​ches New Campaign to Take on Alzheimer’s
March 7, 2024—The Ca​lifornia Department of Public Health has launched the Take on Alzheimer’s campaign to promote facts and choices about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to encourage education, awareness, and conversations with loved ones and health care providers. 
CDPH Warns Consume​rs Not to E​​at Shemshad Products
February 27, 2024—The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat multiple varieties of Shamshad Food's jarred ​food items because they were produced outside of the CDPH Cannery Program oversight, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum. 
​​​CDPH Warns Consumers With Milk Allergy Not to Eat “Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread” Due to Risk of Illness​
January 26, 2024—The Califo​​rnia Department of Public Health is warning consumers with an allergy to milk not to eat Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread because it contains undeclared mil​k.
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Shemshad’​s Mulberry Molasses and Mulberry Jam Due to Risk of Illness ​

January 4, 2024—​The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat Shemshad’s Mulberry Molasses and Mulberry Jam jarred food products because they were produced outside of the CDPH Cannery Program oversight, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum. Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed jarred and canned foods may lead to serious illness and death. ​​​​​​​

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