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Illinois Department of Public Health

Life Rising tablets suspected in elevated lead cases, 2 deaths

Local, state and federal officials are investigating Ton Shen Health in relation to elevated lead levels in children and two deaths that occurred after people took a Life Rising brand dietary supplement. The Chicago-based Ton Shen Health company recalled one lot of Life Rising brand “DHZC-2” tablets on Aug. 11 after testing by the Food and Drug… Continue Reading

New regs offer raw milk dairy farms path to legalization

July 1 is the start date for new Illinois regulations that allow on-farm sales of raw milk directly to consumers. The change did not require legislative action, but rather was accomplished by a three-year rewrite of rules by the Illinois Department of Public Health. So far there have only been a handful of applications for… Continue Reading

Illinois switch: On-the-farm raw milk sales now legal

Two years of tweaking raw milk policies in Illinois has opened the state to legal raw milk sales for the first time in 30 years, but only on the farm where it is produced. The change comes as a result of a regulatory process involving the Illinois Department of Public Health and the state’s Joint… Continue Reading

Update: 70 Illnesses in Illinois Possibly Linked to Apple Cider

Update: As of Nov. 6 , 70 people who attended the Pike County Color Drive on Oct. 17-18. and drank apple cider have become ill. Victims range in age from less than one year to 89 years old. Laboratory results are currently pending, per samples submitted to both the IDPH lab in Illinois and the CDC lab,… Continue Reading

IL Restricts Raw Milk Sales While Making Them Legal

After 30 years or more, Illinois is about to get procedures for permitting and inspecting dairy farms that will make the sale and distribution of raw milk legal in the Land of Lincoln. Raw milk dairies that have operated in the shadows during those years probably don’t see it that way but may fear that… Continue Reading