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Maryland reports biggest drop in COVID-19 cases nationwide, Johnson & Johnson vaccine reintroduced

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 metrics are among the best in the country. Maryland saw a 43% drop in new COVID-19 cases over the past week—the biggest drop in the country.  According to the Centre for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Maryland also has the lowest transmission rate in the country, and is the only state …


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Jule’s Foods issues voluntary recall of Jule’s Foods products due to possible health risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Jule’s Foods of Carlsbad, CA is voluntarily recalling all Jule’s Foods products, because the product was potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Products include: Jule’s Cashew Brie (Classic) – UPC: 860388001507 – all expiration dates Jule’s Truffle Cashew Brie – UPC: 860388001514 – all expiration dates Jule’s Black Garlic Cashew Brie – UPC: 860388001552 – all expiration dates Jule’s Artichoke Spinach Dip – UPC: 860388001569 …


MDH, Baltimore County to pause distribution of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over safety concerns

UPDATE: Baltimore County has issued a statement indicating that the Department of Health will discontinue use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine… Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the statement below about recent reports of adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) …

Governor Hogan announces accelerated COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Maryland residents

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced the expansion and acceleration of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for all adults in the State of Maryland: Beginning on Tuesday, April 6, all Marylanders 16 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites. By next Monday, April 12, all Marylanders 16 and older will be eligible to schedule appointments …

Bravo Packing expands nationwide pet food recall due to Salmonella, Listeria risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is expanding the previously announced voluntary recall of two pet food products to now include all pet food and bones in all package sizes. During a U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection, samples collected tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes and resulted in a recall due to the potential health risks …

Listeria outbreak prompts additional product recalls

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A recent Listeria outbreak has prompted additional product recalls, according to U.S. Food & Drug Administration. El Abuelito Recall In addition to the products listed here, El Abuelito Cheese of Paterson, NJ is recalling all Queso Fresco (Fresh, soft cheese), Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese), and Requeson (Ricotta) products, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, …

Maryland authorities seize domain names of fraudulent COVID-19 treatment websites

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “remdesivirmx.com,” which purported to sell and distribute Remdesivir, an antiviral drug approved for the treatment of the COVID-19 virus, in Mexico. However, the website was fraudulent and instead appears to have been used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the site for fraudulent purposes, including phishing …

Maryland to begin deploying single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine beginning this week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 100% of which will be deployed …