Product Recall Information

Romaine Lettuce, November 20th, 2018

Update 11/29/2018:

Following recommendations from the CDC and the FDA, the Coop is working hard to procure Romaine lettuce from areas not affected by the current recall. The Coop produce buyers, as well as its distributors, are operating with an abundance of caution in order to obtain the necessary information to guide them when making buying decisions.

Starting today the Coop will start carrying greenhouse grown Romaine lettuce and related products from Gotham Greens, a local producer in Brooklyn. In the coming weeks, the Coop will make every effort to procure Romaine lettuce grown, where available, in areas outside of the recall affected areas, with an emphasis on local and organic farms. We will update our members via the Coop’s website as more information is available.


CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce.

CDC is advising U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

  • Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
  • This advice includes all types 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.
  • If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
  • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

The Coop’s receiving staff has removed all romaine products from the shelves and back stock. These products include: 

  • Foxy Romaine Hearts: $4.64 ea (purchased on 11/20 or before)
  • Organic Romaine Lettuce: $2.80 ea (purchased on 11/20 or before)
  • Organic Girl Salad Mix 16 oz: $5.89 ea (purchased on 11/20 or before)
  • Organic Girl Salad Mix 5 oz: $3.45 ea (purchased on 11/20 or before)
  • Gotham Greens Ugly Salad Greens: $2.53 ea  (purchased on 11/22 or before). Starting on Friday, 11/23 the Coop sold this product packaged by Gotham Greens without Romaine.

Any recalled romaine product purchased at the Coop before the dates listed above can be returned for a full refund. No proof of purchase is required.

For more details, see the official press release from the CDC.

Refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze Almondmilk, August 2, 2018

HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon (1.89 L) cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almondmilk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.

The recall only applies to the following product: refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almondmilk with a use-by date of September 2, 2018.

To identify the affected product, members should look for the stamped information printed as:

USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H5 L1 51-4109

USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H5 L2 51-4109

USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H6 L1 51-4109

USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H6 L2 51-4109

and a Universal Product Code (UPC barcode) of 41570 05621 on on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts.

The Coop CURRENTLY does not have any affected almondmilk in stock.

The Coop cannot confirm from our supplier if we sold any of the affected almondmilk in the past. 

Members who purchased the product may return it to the Coop for a full refund, or visit www.bluediamond.com to complete a web form. Please bring the empty carton to the Membership Office for refund.

For more details, see the official press release from the FDA.

This information is current as of Monday, 11/26 @ 11:09 AM.