Information on Recall of Yuma, AZ Romaine

To our valued guests, 

Food safety is important to us, and the welfare of you, our guests, is paramount. While we do everything we can to ensure the safety of the food we serve, when something happens, like the recent industry-wide issues affecting romaine lettuce harvested in Yuma, Arizona, we act quickly to remove the risk from our cafes. 

Promptly after the advisory was issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 13, 2018, we removed all romaine originating from the Yuma growing region from our cafes, and began looking for a new source. 

Currently, we are only sourcing our romaine from the Salinas, California area. That means that the lettuce now found in the salads on our menu is unaffected by the recall and not included in the CDC advisory. 

We hope this helps to ease your mind, and invite you to come in and enjoy your favorite Panera salad again. And, if you still prefer to avoid romaine altogether, we encourage you to try salads made with our kale and radicchio blend instead. 

For more information on the romaine recall, click here

Best, 
Blaine Hurst 
CEO Panera Bread