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RE: Chopped Romaine – E. coli Outbreak.

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Dear Daylight Customers,

RE: Chopped Romaine – E. coli Outbreak.

The Center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) issued a broad scale public health notice indicating that chopped romaine lettuce from Yuma, AZ growing region could be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O157:H7.

At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified. Daylight has done its due diligence in verifying from its suppliers if our lots are affected.

Please see attached letter of Assurance from our chopped romaine suppliers (Taylor Farms) stating that our lots are not affected.

UPDATE: Out of abundance of caution Daylight Foods is not shipping any Chopped Romaine starting tonight.

This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide updates when more information is available and we will continue to update our customers as information comes in.

Feel free to call us with any questions regarding this outbreak on our customer service line 408.284.7300.


Daylight Foods, Inc

Quality Assurance Team

Jeff Sacchini Joins Daylight Foods as President!

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Thirty-year produce industry veteran, Jeff Sacchini, has joined our rapidly evolving wholesale distribution of fresh produce and specialty food, at Daylight Foods, as the company’s new President. Jeff brings a proven track record to Daylight, from his own time in wholesale produce distribution, as well as retail and restaurant ownership and service.

Read more in depth at your best source for Produce Industry news, written by Jordan Okumura.

Happy President’s Day Weekend!

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Happy President’s Day Weekend! Celebrate by checking out some of the past President’s favorite fruits:

George Washington: Pineapples 

“As a young man, making what would be his first and only trip outside of North America, George Washington recorded in his diary the culinary wonders he had found on the island of Barbados. Among the fruits he enjoyed on the trip were “China Orange” and “Avagado” (avocado). However, Washington admitted that while the pear was “generally most admired…none pleases my taste as do’s the Pine.” – MountVernon.Org

Abraham Lincoln: Apples

Mrs. Lincoln always had a sufficiency of this fruit chosen carefully and readily at hand,” Crook writes in Memories of the White House (1911). The health-conscious statesman considered these a dietary staple. “Apples,” he said, “agree with me… a large per cent of professional men abuse their stomachs by imprudence in drinking and eating, and in that way health is injured and life is shortened.” –

Thomas Jefferson: PawPaw

“The country of Jefferson’s youth was filled with wild pawpaws. Later in life, records he kept show Asimina triloba (our common pawpaw) as having been planted on his estate. Jefferson also sent pawpaw seeds to associates in Europe, as the plant was considered an exceptional and unique American biological discovery.” –

Theodore Roosevelt: Cantaloupe

“When Mrs. Roosevelt or the children are present, the luncheon consists of cold meat, tea, cantaloupe in season, and bread.” –