CDPH in the News

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Five Varieties of Del Castillo Foods Mexican Pastries
from Imperial Valley News

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman today warned consumers with milk allergies not to eat five varieties of Del Castillo Foods Mexican pastries:

La Campana Panaderia ? Conchitas (Sea Shells)

La Campana Panaderia ? Cemitas (Sweet Rolls)

La Campana Panaderia ? Cuernitos (Horns)

La Campana Panaderia ? Novias (Brides)

La Campana Panaderia ? Chilindrinas (Crystal Sugar Shells)s.

Progress mixed on hospital infections

from The Selma Enterprise

Hospital-acquired infections at Valley Adventist Health hospitals are below state and national averages in most cases, according to data from the California Department of Public Health. The Adventist Health Central Valley Network, including the Selma, Hanford and Reedley hospitals, reported 25 cases of infection in 2011 and again in 2012. Those annual totals include several types of infections.

Palomar patient data still at large

from The San Diego Union-Tribune

Two flash drives with patient data that were taken in February from a health worker’s vehicle are still missing ? and Palomar Health faces a fine of up to $250,000 from the California Department of Public Health, officials said Friday. The inland North County health care system, which operates Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway, had announced March 28 that a laptop and two flash drives containing information about 5,000 patients were stolen from an employee?s SUV on Feb. 21 or early Feb. 22.

California Department of Public Health Submits Final Regulation Package Regarding Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) and Drinking Water

from Sierra Sun Times

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) its final proposed regulation establishing the first ever drinking water Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium (Cr VI). More than 18,000 comments were received by CDPH regarding the proposed regulation. The proposed final regulation documents include the Summary and Response to comments received. The proposed final regulation will take effect after it has been reviewed and approved by OAL in compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act. This review can take up to 30 working days to complete. Once approved, the regulation is then filed with the Secretary of State and will become effective the first day of the following quarter.

Siskiyou ranks high in unimmunized students

from Mt. Shasta News

The California Department of Public health has received reports of 52 confirmed measles cases in California residents so far this year. This time last year, only four measles cases had been reported statewide. Shasta County recently reported its first case in at least 17 years. The 2012-2014 CDPH Kindergarten Immunization Assessment results revealed 82.2 percent of Siskiyou County youngsters had the recommended two MMRs for school entry overall county-wide. This is much lower than the 92.7 percent statewide rate. Only 81.2 percent of kindergartners in Siskiyou County have all required immunizations at school entry compared to 90.3 percent statewide.