Health Department

New NYC Health Department Rule Mandates Raw Fish Make Pit Stop In Freezer FirstThe city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's rule is going into effect next month, requiring fish being served raw or under cooked to first be frozen to kill off bacteria.
NYC Marks 5th Anniversary Of Restaurant Letter GradingWCBS 880's Rich Lamb reports that 88 percent of New Yorkers say they use the grading system to make dining decisions.
NYC Health Dept.: Alcohol Easy For Underage Buyers To Get In NYCThe health department said a letter will be sent to all stores with liquor licenses on Monday, reminding them to check IDs and to make sure employees are trained to avoid selling to underage buyers.
Officials Warn Against Synthetic Marijuana Use After Spike In HospitalizationsMayor Bill de Blasio said synthetic marijuana is a real problem.
Health Dept. Inspectors Dish Out Fewer Restaurant Violations This YearFigures from the health department show inspectors dished out fewer violations this year compared with last year.
Sources Tell CBS2: Woman Who Died In Brooklyn Hair Salon Tests Negative For EbolaA woman who died of an apparent heart attack in Brooklyn has tested negative for Ebola, sources tell CBS2.
In The Dog House: Health Department Overrules Park Slope Bar's Pooch-Friendly PolicyThe Health Department said that inspectors never saw an animal inside of the bar before, and that "dogs, and other service animals, are prohibited in any food service establishment."
Mayor De Blasio: Doctors Watchful For Enterovirus D68 In NYCMayor Bill de Blasio, a mild asthmatic himself, says doctors are watchful for D68, especially keeping an eye on asthmatics with particularly severe symptoms.
Clinic Where Joan Rivers Went Into Cardiac Arrest Under InvestigationThe New York City clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest is now under investigation.
Nassau County Reopens 3 of 6 Beaches Closed Following Wastewater Plant MalfunctionThe beaches were closed Friday night and all day Saturday due to a wastewater plant malfunction that released thousands of gallons of sewage into Oyster Bay Harbor, the Nassau County Department of Health said.
Faulty Flour Silo Turned North Jersey Woman's Home Into A Winter WonderlandWhat looked like a winter wonderland was actually the result of a faulty pipe that leaked baking powder all over the woman's home.
New York City Carriage Driver Accused In Horse SwitchA carriage driver has been accused of altering a hoof brand to make a 22-year-old draft horse with a breathing ailment appear to be a healthier horse nearly half its age.