Dear Customers and Consumers,

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, D’Arrigo California has been monitoring the situation both domestically and internationally.  The global impact of the COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and we are taking proactive measures to protect the safety of our valued associates, customers and consumers.  Below are key focus points that we are mandating our employees to follow in light of the current health situation.

    1. Focus on employee hygiene.
      1. Require employees to wash/sanitize their hands multiple times daily.
      2. Reduce meetings and group gathering to essential communication only.
      3. Advise against personal contact within the facility.
      4. Make sure hand sanitizers are accessible throughout the entire facility.
    2. Requiring ill employees to stay home.
      1. Anyone with immediate family members that are ill are asked to stay home.
      2. Employees at work that develop symptoms of being ill will be sent home.
      3. Advise against personal contact within the facility.
    3. Perform routine environmental cleaning in all high traffic areas.
      1. Sanitizing of the headquarters and shipping facility will occur multiple times throughout the day:
        1. Door handles
        2. Bathroom areas
        3. Lunchroom tables and chairs
        4. Kitchen areas
        5. Time clock areas
    4. Utilize off-hour times to complete an aggressive sanitation of common areas utilizing housekeeping or sanitation crews.
      1. Use sanitizer each day to deep clean:
        1. Lunchroom areas
        2. Meeting rooms
        3. Time clock areas
        4. Office rooms
        5. Shipping Facility
    5. We will train employees on the above SOP’s of what we are doing to keep them safe.
    6. We are restricting non-essential travel.

Informative publications:

COVID 19 Coronavirus Prevention: A Dozen Things to Know About Leafy Greens 

https://lgma.ca.gov/news/coronavirus-leafy-greens

CORONAVIRUS: FRESH PRODUCE INDUSTRY RESOURCES

 https://www.unitedfresh.org/coronavirus-fresh-produce-industry-resources/

Purdue University: Don’t fear eating your fruits and veggies as virus concerns grip nation

https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2020/Q1/dont-fear-eating-your-fruits-and-veggies-as-virus-concerns-grip-nation.html?_ga=2.191411629.667216967.1584463693-1530924182.1584463693

Selecting and Serving Produce Safely

https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/selecting-and-serving-produce-safely

D’Arrigo California greatly appreciates your cooperation during this difficult time.  As information becomes available we will provide timely updates.

Thank you.