CDC Warning of Romaine Lettuce Consumption
November 20, 2018
Dear Valued Customers,
We are aware and understand your concerns about the news released on 11-20-18 of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been impacted by this outbreak.
The current investigation suggests romaine lettuce contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 is causing the illnesses. Consumers are advised not to eat any romaine lettuce such as whole heads, hearts, bags or boxes of precut lettuce or salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
A common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has not been identified. This is not a recall, and DNO Produce cannot direct product disposition or credit. However, withholding sales or service of any product is highly recommended, and DNO will not be shipping these products for the time being.
Additional Information on this outbreak can be found on the following CDC an FDA websites: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html
As always, we are committed to communicating with our customers in a regular and transparent manner. We will keep our customers informed as soon as any new information becomes available. Please contact your DNO sales representative if you have further questions.
President & COO