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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.

Based locally in Modesto, Ca. the DiNapoli family has over 60 years of tomato processing experience. All of the tomatoes used by DiNapoli are vine-ripened, fresh picked, California tomatoes and the primary variety is the San Marzano Style Plum tomato. In addition, we have added DiNapoli’s newest item to our existing list of DiNapoli tomato products called ‘Simply Red’. Unlike other DiNapoli products, Simply Red tomatoes are ‘cold pressed’, or uncooked, round tomatoes and offer a brighter color and fresh flavor. DiNapoli tomato products are characterized by deep red color, soft fragile texture and a sweet natural taste. We are pleased to offer local DiNapoli tomato products to you. All products are packed 6/#10 cans per case.

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