BOARD OF HEALTH

BOH Clerk: Betsy Sicard
12 East Main St.
Erving, MA 01344
413-422-2800 ext. 101
413-422-2808

Hours:
Mon., Tues., Thurs., 9:00 AM -5:00 PM ; Wed. and Fri., 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Meetings : By Appointment
 

Members:

Bruce W. Scott, Chair - Term Expires 2017
Michael Gralenski - Term Expries 2018
Leo Parent, Jr. – Term Expires 2016
Betsy Sicard, Board of Health Clerk

Health Agents:

Eastern Franklin County Health District
David Zarozinski
Deborah Palmer
P.O. Box 592
Hadley, MA 01072
Phone and Fax: 413-549-3710
Website: www.easternfranklinchd.org
E-mail: dapdez@gmail.com

The Board of Health consists of three elected members, serving three-year terms, a Board of Health Clerk and the two health agents from the Eastern Franklin County Health District.

The Board of Health is responsible for enforcing the State Sanitary and Environmental Codes and for protecting the public health of the Town of Erving by enforcing state laws, adopting and enforcing reasonable local health ordinances, and by carrying out preventive programs. The Board of Health issues annual permits for food establishments, caterers, septage haulers, public and semi-public swimming pools, tanning salons and outdoor wood boilers. The Board of Health also monitors shared wells and springs that are not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Protection Agency.

The Board meets only by appointment. If you wish to meet with the Board, please contact the Board of Health Clerk.

If you wish to make a complaint to the Board of Health, please contact the Board of Health Clerk either by phone 413-422-2800 at Ext. 101 or by email, boh@erving-ma.org


 

MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES

 

WNV AND EEE VIRUSES

LEARN MORE ABOUT WNV AND EEE VIRUSES.  Click on the link below:

http://www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito

 

ZIKA VIRUS

LEARN MORE ABOUT ZIKA VIRUS.  Click on the link below:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/id/epidemiology/providers/mosquito/zika-virus.html

 


MEMA COLD WEATHER PRECAUTIONS

FREE SHARPS COLLECTION PROGRAM

Updated 02/04/2016 


 

Situational Awareness Alert

(U) Significance:

The presence of Carfentanil has been detected in three New England States:  New Hampshire has reported 3 Carfentanil-related fatal overdoses, Maine reported one Carfentanil-related fatal overdose and Rhode Island detected Carfentanil in a tested drug sample.  Massachusetts does not currently have any reported cases, but offers this advisory as Carfentanil provides a significant safety risk to the public, providers, and emergency response personnel.

(U) Overview:

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent than Fentanyl and is not approved for use in humans. Carfentanil and other Fentanyl analogues pose a serious danger to public safety, first responders, medical, treatment, and laboratory personnel. These substances can come in several forms including powder (resembling cocaine and heroin), blotter paper, tablets, and sprays. These substances can also be absorbed through the skin or accidental inhalation of airborne powder.

(U) Lethality:

Carfentanil is approximately 100 times more potent than Fentanyl

which can be lethal at the 2-milligram range (photograph),

depending on route of administration and other factors.

(U) Treatment:

Exposure to Carfentanil causes symptoms similar to those of opioid toxicity and overdose including pinpoint pupils, shallow breathing, dizziness, lethargy, loss of conscientiousness, nausea/vomiting, weak pulse, cold and clammy skin, and heart failure.

  • In cases of suspected exposure, call 911 immediately.

  • Carfentanil and other Fentanyl-related substances can work very quickly. If inhaled, move the victim to fresh air. If ingested and the victim is conscious, wash out the victim’s eyes and mouth with cool water. Naloxone is pharmacologically active against Carfentanil and Fentanyl analogues, but a Carfentanil overdose will likely require multiple and/or higher doses of administration. Continue to administer a dose of naloxone every 2-3 minutes until the individual is breathing on his/her own for at least 15 minutes or until 911 arrives.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health strongly advises adoption of the following in situations where contact with Carfentanil and Fentanyl analogues is possible:

  • If direct processing or handling of Carfentanil or other Fentanyl analogues is expected, First Responders should review and follow NIOSH guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/fentanyl/risk.html

  • A risk assessment should be performed for each clinical situation. Providers should consider at minimum wearing gloves, eye protection, and a simple face mask in situations where the risk of exposure to Carfentanil or other Fentanyl analogues is identified.

  • Anyone assessing or treating patients where drugs, drug paraphernalia, or unidentified substances are present should use extreme caution to avoid exposure. If illicit opioids are suspected, these substances should not be handled and law enforcement should be notified.

  • Naloxone rescue kits should be prescribed as an outpatient medication for patients and/or family and friends of patients at risk for overdose. Naloxone rescue kits are available in most retail pharmacies in Massachusetts without a prescription under standing orders.

Additional Information and Resources

Information about substance use disorder treatment services in MA:

MA pharmacies with Naloxone standing orders:

CDC HAN (8/25/16):

DEA notice (9/22/16):

For questions regarding this notice, please contact Allison Bauer, Director, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at: (617) 624-5151 or allison.bauer@state.ma.us.

(The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is grateful to the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and the New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) for its collaboration and sharing of information.)


 

RECALLS

Pinnacle Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Pinnacle Foods Consumer Care Hours: Daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time  1-888-299-7646

Media

Sarah Tremolo   stremallo@strat-igence.com  908-249-2327

Announcement

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment. We are working in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

All affected distributors and retail and food service customers are being notified and the affected products are being removed from store shelves.

This announcement applies only to the Aunt Jemima frozen products listed below and does not include any Aunt Jemima dry mixes and syrups.

All ‘Best By’ dates of the following products are included in this recall:

17 Retail Products PKG UPC 
AUNT JEMIMA LIL GRIDDLERS BLUEBERRY 14.5oz 019600054603
AUNT JEMIMA MINI PANCAKES 14.5oz 019600054801
AUNT JEMIMA FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz 019600057703
AUNT JEMIMA CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz 019600058908
AUNT JEMIMA WHOLE GRAIN FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz 019600059684
AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK PANCAKE LOW FAT 14.5oz 019600061007
AUNT JEMIMA HOMESTYLE WAFFLE 17.18oz 019600062004
AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK WAFFLE 17.18oz 019600062103
AUNT JEMIMA BLUEBERRY WAFFLE 17.18oz 019600062202
AUNT JEMIMA LOW FAT WAFFLE 17.18oz 019600062301
AUNT JEMIMA BLUEBERRY PANCAKE 14.8oz 019600064701
AUNT JEMIMA OATMEAL PANCAKE 14.8oz 019600064909
AUNT JEMIMA WHOLE GRAIN PANCAKE 14.5oz 019600066408
AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK PANCAKE 14.8oz 019600068204
AUNT JEMIMA HOMESTYLE PANCAKE 14.8oz 019600069102
AUNT JEMIMA 60CT CLUB PANCAKES PREMIUM 019600435907
AUNT JEMIMA PANCAKE MEXICO 60CT 019600435921

2 additional items are being recalled in conjunction with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Product PKG UPC 
AUNT JEMIMA FRENCH TOAST & SAUSAGE 5.5oz 051000063915
HUNGRY MAN SELECTS CHICKEN & WAFFLES 8/16oz 658276202903

No other Aunt Jemima branded or Hungry Man branded products or any other products produced by Pinnacle Foods are included within this recall.

Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Pinnacle Foods at 1-888-299-7646.

 

 

 


 

 

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