chopped romaine alert
As of April 19, 2018, there have been additional E. coli illnesses reported to the CDC since their April 13thth outbreak announcement. 18 NEW cases have been reported, one of which is in California. The CDC continues to recommend consumers stay away from chopped romaine from Yuma, AZ. All of our romaine is from Watsonville, CA. The CDC is not recommending a recall at this time. Here is some information about where Produce Express procures its chopped romaine from:
- All romaine is from Field Fresh Farms, which has not been contacted by the CDC, LGMA or FDA in regards to the current E. coli outbreak.
- All of our chopped romaine is procured from a local processor in Sacramento, we are not using product processed out of state.
Recap Summary: As of April 13th, 2018, the CDC has reported a multi state outbreak of E. coli related illnesses that have been associated with chopped Romaine from the Yuma, AZ growing region. Here is the associated info:
- 53 people infected with E. coli have been reported across 16 states.
- California is now one of the states with reported illnesss (one case).
- The illnesses started on dates ranging March 13th to April 6th.
- The CDC is not recommending a recall at this time.
We will remain vigilant of the ongoing investigation being conducted by the CDC and will update you as more information becomes available. If you have additional questions, please contact our Food Safety Manager, Joel Wilkerson, or visit the CDC website.