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SALINAS, CA UNITED STATES
SALINAS, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Express, the No. 1
salad maker in the world and the pioneer of the fresh-cut salad category,
today announced that it will immediately begin to resume fresh spinach
production following a statement issued by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration and the confirmation that no cases in the recent and tragic
fresh spinach outbreak were epidemiologically linked to Fresh Express or
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"We are grateful to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of California
Department of Health Services for their tireless leadership in protecting
the public health during this outbreak," said Fresh Express President
Tanios Viviani. "Food safety has been and will always remain the number one
priority throughout our company and in every single phase of our operation.
It is gratifying that we can once again provide our loyal consumers and
customers with fresh and safe ready-to-eat fresh Spinach products."
The company confirmed that it will begin spinach production immediately
and is expecting its fresh packaged Spinach to reach both retail and
foodservice customers, and ultimately consumers, very soon.
"From the moment news of the outbreak first reached us, we formed a
specialized team to help support the government's investigation in any way
we could," said Jim Lugg, Senior Vice President for Quality and Food
Safety. 'In our industry, even a single consumer illness is one too many.
We are making our proprietary and comprehensive field and manufacturing
food safety protocols available to authorities as they continue to evaluate
the standards that need to be adopted industrywide."
Fresh Express has been a leader in fresh foods for more than 80 years
and is dedicated to providing consumers with healthy, convenient
ready-to-eat spinach, salads, vegetables and fruits. With the invention of
its special Keep Crisp bag beginning in the early 1980's, Fresh Express
pioneered the retail packaged salad category and was the first to make them
available nationwide. Over 20 million consumers enjoy Fresh Express salads,
Spinach and greens every week.
For more information, please visit www.freshexpress.com .
SOURCE Fresh Express