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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.

 

THE FAMILY

IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR

You could say our love of cheese is inherited. In 1904, Great Grandfather Tobias Giacomini left Northern Italy and landed in Northern California with a dream of raising chickens and cows. Here we are, over 100 years later, and we're still a family of passionate farmers, doing what we love.

Our family's journey started in 1938 when Grandfather Waldo moved his family to Point Reyes, where Bob was raised. In 1959 with his new bride Dean, Bob purchased our dairy farm (only 3 miles north of his parent's farm) to sell milk to the local creamery. Bob and Dean started with 150 cows and raised the herd to over 500 by the mid 1990s. They also raised four daughters.

THE LAND

TAKING CARE OF WHAT TAKES CARE OF US

Our land has been very good to us and we consider it our duty and honor to return the favor. We recently installed a methane digester that converts all our methane gas  the unavoidable by product of manure– into useable energy that powers our dairy and cheese plant operations. We’ve also adopted cutting-edge technology to assist with waste management, water quality, pasture management, animal husbandry and our cheese making operation. After all, keeping our land and our environment healthy is the best way to ensure a whole new generation of Giacominis will be here on the farm, happily making cheese 100 years from now.

THE CREAMERY

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MILK

What makes our cheese at Point Reyes Farmstead so unique? The answer is simple – it’s the milk. As a true farmstead cheese producer, we use only Grade A milk from our family‘s herd of cows raised from birth right on the property where the cheese is made, which means we have complete control over its quality from start to finish. It also means you’ll never taste the same unique flavors anywhere else.

www.pointreyescheese.com

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