To our valued Customers and Retailers,
In light of the recent concerns regarding Romaine lettuce, we want to assure you that none of our Simply Fresh Salads are involved in the Romaine lettuce issue currently being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FiveStar Gourmet Food’s Simply Fresh Salads are currently sourced 100% from California fields and not from the Yuma-Imperial Valley desert growing region.
Food Safety is paramount for us, and we work very closely with our lettuce growers to ensure all our products meet the highest standards for food safety. For us food safety begins before the first seed is even planted and continues throughout growing, pre-harvest and harvest, including a range of critical food safety checks as well as pre-harvest testing for E. coli O157:H7.
All of our modern processing facilities are SQF-3 rated, placing us at the highest level of international food safety and quality standards.
Our unparalleled commitment to food safety and our rigorous quality protocols have helped us establish the quality and food safety which our customers have come to expect from us. Your trust in our Simply Fresh Salads brand is very important to us; we work very hard each and every day to maintain this trust.
We will continue to monitor the situation very closely, following any and all direction from the government agencies involved. We appreciate your loyalty and encourage you to continue enjoying our Simply Fresh Salads without any worries.
Tal Shoshan, Founder and CEO, FiveStar Gourmet Foods.