Media Relations & Press Releases
Perfect Timing for Holidays: Handwashing Awareness Week

Press Release: Perfect Timing for Holidays: Handwashing Awareness Week

Important Concerns, Especially When Hosting Company

Friday, December 1, 2017/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (1697)/ Article rating: No rating
"Changing tasks" in the kitchen means: Time to Wash Again. more...
Holiday Food Safety: The Basics and Everything Else

Press Release: Holiday Food Safety: The Basics and Everything Else

Four Key Areas: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill

Friday, November 17, 2017/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (1918)/ Article rating: No rating
There may be some tips that make people say, “Oh, I never thought of that!” more...
BATS FOUND IN LOCKPORT HOME TEST POSITIVE FOR RABIES

Press Release: BATS FOUND IN LOCKPORT HOME TEST POSITIVE FOR RABIES

House Located in Wooded Area, Investigation Continues

Wednesday, July 26, 2017/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (2203)/ Article rating: No rating
A first batch of multiple bats tested negative for rabies, but a second batch came up positive. more...
FOUR RECENT WEST NILE - POSITIVE MOSQUITO SAMPLES REPORTED

Press Release: FOUR RECENT WEST NILE - POSITIVE MOSQUITO SAMPLES REPORTED

Four Positive Samples from Testing Areas in Three Cities

Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (1405)/ Article rating: No rating
West Nile Virus can be transferred to humans, by the bite of a Culex mosquito, after the mosquito has bitten an infected bird. more...
FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC TIME: KEEP FOOD SAFE

Press Release: FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC TIME: KEEP FOOD SAFE

"Temperature Danger Zone" Must be Avoided

Wednesday, June 28, 2017/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (2378)/ Article rating: No rating
Common health and safety tips are often overlooked when everyone is out to have a good time. more...
SWIMMING TIME MEANS INSPECTION TIME FOR WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Press Release: SWIMMING TIME MEANS INSPECTION TIME FOR WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Inspections Taking Place at Beeches, Pool Facilities

Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (2870)/ Article rating: No rating
Water at 12 beach facilities and 132 pool facilities will be receiving regular inspections. more...
Botulism Outbreak Food For Thought

Press Release: Botulism Outbreak Food For Thought

Health Department Working To Prevent Similar Incidents

Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (8357)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET -- Foodborne botulism illnesses are rare in the U.S., but a recent outbreak in central Ohio illustrates what can happen when contaminated food is served.

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Press Release: Health Department Offers Safe Food Handling Tips

Monday, November 24, 2014/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (8448)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET – Did you know that Americans will account for nearly 76 million cases of foodborne illness (FBI), during 2014?  Worse yet, FBIs will hospitalize more than 325,000 by year’s end, and claim 5,000 American lives.

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Press Release: Health Department Warns Of Health Risks Posed By Mexican-Style Cheese From An Unlicensed Source

Statewide Investigation Ongoing

Friday, March 28, 2014/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (11794)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET – The Will County Health Department is teaming with the Illinois Department of Public Health, and local health jurisdictions across the state to warn consumers of health risks posed by Mexican-style cheese produced from an unlicensed dairy source.

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Press Release: Remember Food Safety During Holiday Meal Planning

Food Safety Tips

Friday, December 6, 2013/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (12370)/ Article rating: No rating
JOLIET --  Family dinners take on special significance during the holiday season, and food safety is especially important during those festive holiday gatherings.  The Will County Health Department reminds area residents that simple precautions can help to ensure that foodborne illnesses don’t ruin your holiday feasts. The following food safety tips should help to ensure that your holiday meals are a smashing success. more...
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