On Friday 11/ 22/2019 at 3:30 PM(EST) the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a Food Safety Alert advising against the consumption of any romaine products produced in the Salinas, California growing region. Our production growing region has transitioned from Salinas, California and is now exclusively in the Yuma, Arizona area.
We label each romaine box and romaine heart bag with a sticker that identifies the Growing Region. We also place an additional sticker that specifies harvest month, date, grower, ranch, lot and crew.
Bengard Ranch has not been contacted by any government regulatory agencies regarding the romaine outbreak and we have not initiated any recalls on our products. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this statement with any new information when it becomes available.
As always, Bengard Ranch is dedicated to providing the safest and highest quality product to our customers. We follow all LGMA and AZLGMA protocols.