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Alameda County Department of Environmental Health operates various programs to protect the public. Some timely news items follow:

  • The SoyNut Butter Co., a Glenview, IL establishment, is recalling its I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter with the Best By Date of 08-30-18 or 08-31-18 due to possible E. coli contamination.
    For additional information, please visit:

    This is a notice inviting public review of the proposed product stewardship plan by Alameda MED-Project LLC entitled, “A Product Stewardship Plan for Sharps from Households” that was recently submitted to the Department on behalf of producers as required by Chapter 6.54 of the Alameda County General Ordinance Code, the Safe Consumer-Generated Sharps Disposal Ordinance. Details can be found on the Safe Drug & Consumer-Generated Sharps Disposal webpage.

  • Taylor Farms, a Salinas, CA establishment, has recalled specific products containing hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria (Products listed below contain hummus previously recalled by Sabra).
    Product Identification:
    • Taylor Farms Veggie & Hummus Bistro Box
      • UPC: 0 30223 01037 1
    • Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack Tray
      • UPC: 0 41318 09193 9

    For additional information, please visit

  • ICAPP (The International Company for Agricultural Production and Processing), a Cairo, Egypt exporter, is recalling certain lots of frozen strawberries from Egypt, due to the potential for Hepatitis A contamination. Frozen strawberries were packaged under multiple brands, in foodservice packaging.
    Product with various brands and lots are affected. Product list is attached in the link provided and will be updated on a regular basis as more information is received.
    For additional information, please visit:

  • As of October 2nd the Hayward HHW Facility is Closed due to water main break
    Use Fremont or Oakland facility instead
    Go to for details on alternate hours and location or call 800-606-6606

  • ConAgra Foods Recall of Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
    Product of various dates are affected (see attached list in the link provided):
    • Watts Brothers Farms brand:
      Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas
    • Trader Joe's brand
      Organic Super Sweet Corn

    For additional information, please visit:

  • SUPER BOWL 2016
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  • HEALTH ALERT: Shigella Cases Linked To Restaurant Exposure In San Jose
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  • Multi-jurisdictional outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to cucumbers- recall and CDPH press release
    A multi-jurisidictional outbreak of Salmonella Poona has been linked to cucumbers grown by specific farm in Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego. The company has voluntarily recalled the product.

    Please refer to the following links for more information:
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Public Notices
  • Notice of Acceptance of an Application to Amend the Report of Facility Information for Alameda County Industries
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  • Public Informational Meeting – Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility Compost Facility Solid Waste Facility Permit
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    Working in the Environmental Health field can be a rewarding occupation, enabling one to positively impact the environment and protect the public's health. Learn more...

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