You may have heard this week that one of our favorite lettuces (lettii?) has been recalled by the CDC due to food safety concerns stemming from an outbreak in E. coli.
CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.
While we are all mourning the loss of our caesar salad, lettuce wraps and crisp burger topping, there are few things we wanted you to know:
- We have reached out to all of our restaurant partners and asked them not to prepare any food with romaine lettuce.
- Restaurants may substitute romaine for a different kind of lettuce at their discretion, so long as they feel the menu item will still meet their standards for quality and deliciousness.
- If no appropriate substitute is available, restaurants will let us know and we will work with our customers to replace or remove that item.
Food safety is no joke, and we’re proud to work with thousands of restaurant partners who care just as much as we do about the quality of their food! Thank you for your patience as our food providers, and our restaurant partners work to find new, safe sources for romaine lettuce.