UPDATE (12/3): Sprouts has resumed the sale of fresh romaine, and products made with romaine, that have been cleared by the FDA and CDC. The FDA has communicated that romaine grown and harvested out of the California desert growing region of the Imperial Valley, the desert region of Arizona in and around Yuma, Florida, and Mexico is OK to consume.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory to all U.S. consumers to not eat and discard any and all products containing romaine lettuce due to an E. Coli outbreak that may be linked to this product. The CDC has further advised all retailers to not serve or sell any products containing romaine lettuce until they learn more about the outbreak.
Sprouts has followed the CDC advisory and removed all romaine-based products from its stores.
If you have any product containing romaine lettuce in your home, throw it away immediately. This includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
For more information about this advisory, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov.