Food Safety Center

 
 

We believe food safety should be top of mind for any business owner. Any time there's news in the food safety space, we'll post updates here related to any and all of our suppliers for any public alerts concerning recalls, food safety, and other issues relevant to you, your business, and your customers.

For non-safety related, but important market updates, visit chefhero.com/alert


Nov. 20, 2018
Ontario, Canada

 
 

Romaine Lettuce Update - Nov. 20, 2018, 6:05pm EST

NOTICE: We are aware of and closely monitoring the advisory listed by the CDC and Public Health Canada.

At this time, romaine lettuce products sourced through ChefHero supply partners are not believed to be impacted. 

Due to recent concerns expressed in the United States and Canada surrounding romaine lettuce products and possible food safety issues affecting products grown in Salinas, California, we are in continual contact with our supply partners to assess impacts to your business.  

Where is the affected product from? 

While reports are still coming in, all illnesses that have been reported have been traced back to products originating in Salinas, California due to produce transition season.

As the growing season has transitioned to Yuma, Arizona as of Nov. 12th, products currently sourced from our suppliers and currently in our marketplace should not be included in the impacted regions.

What should I do? 

We are advising that if you have inventory of romaine products from any suppliers, affiliated with ChefHero or otherwise, received before Nov. 12th that you dispose of these products. 

I need romaine lettuce. What can I do? 

As of today, we are continuing to list romaine lettuce products that are not sourced from the affected regions. We advise you to exercise your own judgment and comfort as this is a developing situation and details surrounding the illnesses are still forthcoming from governmental agencies. 

For all updates, we recommend checking our food safety portal, the Government of Canada Public Health Portal and the CDC website for the most up to date information. 

- Brody Slacer
ChefHero Head of Vendor Success

 

Sept. 22, 2018
Ontario, Canada

 

Spicy Microgreens Recall Update

Recently the CFIA expanded their recall notice to include additional microgreen products as part of the listeria-related recall. Please note that while this is a similar recall, the products affected by this new recall are new package sizes and varieties.

ChefHero has confirmed with our supplier partners that no items shipped or stored in their facilities were included in the expanded product recall statement affecting Greenbelt Microgreens, or products included in the original recall notice.

We will continue to monitor this situation and update you should any new developments arise. 

Concerned business owners should check any suspect products for UPCs containing the codes 8 90082 00046 9, 8 90082 00069 8, or 8 90082 00016 2.

For a full explanation, you can read more from the CFIA here


Aug. 29, 2018
Ontario, Canada

 

Update RE: Spicy Microgreens - All Clear

ChefHero has confirmed with our supplier partners that no items shipped or stored in their facilities were included in the product recall statement currently affecting Greenbelt Microgreens. 

We will continue to monitor this situation and update you should any new developments arise. 

Read more from the CFIA here

 
 

This information is provided for educational purposes. If you have any concerns regarding any of the information published on this page, please reach out to our team and locate the original source documentation surrounding official warnings.