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chopped romaine alert

As of April 17, 2018, at this time there has not been an update from the CDC or FDA regarding last month’s outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to chopped romaine originating from Yuma, AZ; however these two agencies are continuing to investigate. The good news is that there have not been any further illnesses reported after March 31st. California has not had any reported illnesses. 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:

  • 35 people infected with E. coli have been reported across 11 states.
  • California is not one of the 11 states.
  • The illnesses started on dates ranging March 22nd to March 31st.
  • There are no new reported illnesses after March 31st.

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.

Headquartered in Napa, California, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, LLC  overlooks the familiar statue of a grape press that officially welcomes visitors to the celebrated wine-producing region of Napa Valley. Housing a full-time staff, The Perfect Purée workplace includes a warehouse, production lab, commercial kitchen, and a conference room.

With a network of over 180 food service distributors throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, The Perfect Purée continues to grow and enjoy status as a market share leader in gourmet food products. The company launched its first retail endeavor in 2004, selling products online through PerfectPuree.com and Amazon.com.

A brief history…

It was a recipe for success: Her love of cooking combined with the desire to go into business for herself brought entrepreneur Tracy Hayward to the food industry. Drawing upon her culinary background, she created a line of quality prepared purees for professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts: The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley.

As with many start-up companies, Hayward’s venture was self-financed. Tracy sold her home for start up capital and started The Perfect Purée out of her parents’ home in Southern California. To immerse herself in the industry, she studied distributor networks, suppliers, product development and processing methods. She visited processing plants and distribution facilities, attended dozens of trade shows, and researched equipment and packaging.

Since the product line was launched in 1988, The Perfect Purée has grown from eight to over thirty flavors. Culinary and beverage professionals across the continent have come to count on the high quality and consistency of The Perfect Purée.

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