A note from our produce supplier, Peddlers Son, regarding the recent E. coli outbreak in Yuma, AZ:
Produce Notice: All of Peddlers Son romaine and chopped/cut romaine products in inventory, and coming into inventory, is from California.
Produce Notice: As the article states below, romaine coming from Central California is not part of the consumer alert.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just issued an update regarding the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region.
The agency has expanded its advice to the public to now avoid ALL romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region. The CDC advisory now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce; previously, they had identified only chopped, bagged romaine lettuce from the area. At this time, CDC reports there are 53 cases in 16 states, with 31 hospitalized and no deaths.
CDC updated its advice as a result of new information gained during its investigation; the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports that a correctional facility in that state received whole head romaine grown in the Yuma area.
It is important to know that romaine sourced from coastal and central California, Florida, and central Mexico are not part of the current extended consumer alert.
For the latest government information, please visit FDA and CDC websites.