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ALERTS & ADVISORIES
 
 
 
 
 
 

Safety Alerts (Active)
 
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issues, and may reissue Safety Alerts to both private and public service vendors to apprise them of potential health concerns and safety hazards.

Private and public service vendors are required to develop a tracking system to assure existing and new personnel have read and signed that they have reviewed the department’s active Safety Alerts.  Service vendors are also required to assure adherence to any specific service requirement(s) identified by the department in each active Safety Alert.  Documentation of adherence to an active Safety Alert’s specific service requirement(s) and implementation of the service vendor’s tracking system will be reviewed during quality reviews of the service agency.

In addition to being sent to all private and public service vendors, Safety Alerts will be posted on the department’s web site so they can be readily available to all constituents
 
Date
 
Topic
 
Subject
 
Reissue Date
12/3/13 Safety Alert Ongoing problem of bed bug infestations across the United States  
11/5/13
 
 
 
Safety Alert Directive
 
 
Required Revisions to the “DDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation – Emergency Relocation Site Summary Form” Nov. 2013  
05/13/13 Safety Alert Directive Adherence to Correct Liquid Consistency for Individuals with Modified Diets  
03/25/2011 Directive Thermastatic Mixing Valves Installation  
12/20/10 Safety Alert Carbon Monoxide Informational Sheet  
05/24/10 Safety Alert Bathing and Personal Care 05/13/10
09/12/08 Safety Alert LifePak CR Plus Automated External Defibrillators- Recall  
04/04/07
Informational
 
02/10/06
Informational
 
01/11/06
Informational
 
09/29/05
Informational
 
04/18/05
Informational
 
03/28/05
 
Product
 
 
 
12/27/04
Informational
 
09/23/04
Informational Amusement Ride Supervision  
06/09/04
Informational
 
05/23/02
Informational
 
 
 
 
 

Advisories (Active)
 
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) frequently issues Advisories to both private and public service vendors on a variety of health, safety, and emergency preparedness informational topics.  Service vendors may use these Advisories to enhance their service capacity.  Service administrators should pass along active Advisory information, along with any specific directions for action, to the appropriate staff and consumers.  In addition to being sent to all private and public service vendors, active Advisories will be posted on the department’s web site so they can be readily available to all constituents.
 
Date
 
Topic
 
Subject
 
Reissue Date
02/14/14
 
 
 
Food Recall Advisory
 
 
FDA warns against using Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice.  Mars Food services recalls all lot numbers of Infused Rice linked to recent illness in Texas  
12/30/13
 
Safety Advisory Recall of Schneider Electric APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard  
12/19/13
 
 
 
Safety Advisory
 
 
Revisions to the “DDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation” – Emergency Individual Fact Sheets Copying and Dissemination  
10/28/13
 
 
Food Recall Advisory
 
Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Some Varieties of Kraft And Polly-O String Cheese And String Cheese Twists Due to Premature Spoilage  
10/24/13
 
Food Recall Advisory Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. Recalls Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Products  
09/12/13 Advisory Summer Hurricane Season 2013  
08/05/13
 
 
Food Recall Advisory
 
Norwalk/Westport Area Shellfish Bed Closures Due to Vibrio Foodborne Illnesses; Recall of Clams and Oysters  
08/05/13
 
 
 
Food Health Advisory
 
Advice from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture Bureau of Aquaculture Regarding Safety Issues Related to Shellfish Harvesting in Connecticut  
08/05/13 Food Recall Advisory National Beef Packing Company Recall; Big Y Stores Beef Recall  
07/15/13 Food Recall Advisory Recall of Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano 2.2 Oz. Glass Jars with Cork Closure Due to Possible Salmonella Risk.  
07/15/13 Health Advisory Mosquitoes trapped in Norwalk on July 2, 2013 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV)  
07/03/13 Food Recall Advisory Food Recall Advisory for Olives Sold by Ocean State Job Lot Stores  
07/01/13 Food Recall Advisory Woodstock Farms Pomegranate Kernels (Scenic Fruit) Recall.  
Seasonal/
Winter
Seasonal Advisory Winter Storms and Extreme Cold Advisory  
01/30/13 Food Recall Advisory Whole Foods Market Recalls Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria  
 
 
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