April 21, 2018

Regarding the current E. coli outbreak

Regarding the current E. coli outbreak:

Tanimura & Antle has not been contacted by any agency related to this outbreak. At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified.

We can confirm that any Tanimura & Antle romaine, organic romaine or Artisan romaine harvested and packed after April 6th was grown in Salinas and Central Valleys of California. The CDC has confirmed that it is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available or in stores/restaurants due to it’s 21-day shelf life.

Advice to consumers regarding produce food safety at home: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/steps-healthy-fruits-veggies.html

As a grower of fresh, premium produce, Tanimura & Antle takes food safety very seriously, and adheres to the most rigorous food safety practices to provide consumers with the safest produce possible.