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To protect and promote public health
providing quality care and education

Apr 17 2014

Safe Rider Program

Published by under Public Health News

car seats

Who is this program for?

  • This program is for low-income families who travel on Texas highways.
  • What are the requirements for families?
  1. Self-certification of financial need.
  2. Have a vehicle and a working safety belt
  3. (lap and shoulder belt required for booster seats).
  4. Attend a one-hour class in order to learn how to use the
  5. safety seat correctly.
  6. One seat per family.
  7. Unlimited education assistance, one time seat assistance.
  8. Parents must pre-register for class.

To register for a Safe Rider class, contact the program director at 409-384-6829 EXT 241.

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Mar 06 2014

Food Service Inspections February 2014

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2/6 Mobile Food Concessions PO Box 100 Bon Wier
New Opening
0 Demerits

2/11 Dollar General #828 370 SH 62 Buna
0 Demerits No Cooking

2/13 WalMart #214 800 W Gibson Jasper
3 Demerits
No hot water at bakery hand wash sink.

2/13 McDonalds 800 W Gibson Jasper
6 Demerits
Missing ceiling tile over drink dispenser
Missing cover on light in food prep area.

2/13 Avalon Place 700 W Herndon Kirbyville
0 Demerits

2/18 Burkeville Food Mart 14043 Hwy 87N Burkeville
0 Demerits

2/18 Methodist Christian School 308 High St. Newton
0 Demerits
No Cooking

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Feb 10 2014

DSHS Warns of Recalled Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Products

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The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to be aware of a recent nationwide recall of 5- and 25-pound bags of Uncle Ben’s infused rice products that were distributed in Texas and possibly other states.

The company issued the voluntarily recall Feb. 7 following a cluster of mild illness reported late last week among Katy schoolchildren and staff after they ate the rice at school lunch. Reported symptoms included burning, itching rashes, headaches and nausea. The symptoms appeared shortly after eating the product and passed within 30 to 90 minutes. The cause of the illness is undetermined at this time.

The recall is for large-sized bags packaged primarily for institutional settings like schools, nursing homes, hospitals and prisons, but the products also have been sold to consumers online and at certain warehouse club retailers.

People should not eat any of the recalled products and should discard any they have on hand.

The recalled rice was sold in bags labeled with the Uncle Ben’s brand. The recall includes all of the following, regardless of lot numbers, produced since Jan. 1, 2013:

–Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Roasted Chicken Flavor (5- and 25-pound bags)

–Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Garlic and Butter Flavor (5-pound bags)

–Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor (5- and 25-pound bags)

–Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Pilaf (5-pound bags)

–Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Saffron Flavor (5-pound bags)

–Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Cheese Flavor (5-pound bags)

–Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Spanish Flavor (25-pound bags

DSHS is not aware of any serious illness or hospitalizations associated with the recalled products. DSHS is coordinating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the recall and investigation and is working to ensure people are aware of the recall.

A separate, earlier recall by the company was issued Jan. 2 and included Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor.

People who have questions about the recall can call contact the company or the retail location of purchase. Institutions and retailers should contact their distributors.

Feb 03 2014

JNCPHD Food Service Inspections January 2014

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1/07 Best Western Inn 205 W Gibson Jasper
3 Demerits No paper towels at hand wash sink

1/07 Holiday Inn Express 501 W Gibson Jasper
0 Demerits

1/07 Best Donuts 1302B S Wheeler Jasper
3 Demerits Hand Wash sink blocked.

1/07 Super 8 Motel 2100 N Wheeler Jasper
0 Demerits

1/09 Eagle’s 1100 Hwy 190W Newton
0 Demerits

1/09 Subway #52486 613 W Court Newton
0 Demerits

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Jan 27 2014

Closed January 28th

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The health district will be closed January 28th due to bad weather.

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