Sprouts stores are Ecolab Science Certified™, meaning they achieve a higher level of cleanliness by combining hospital disinfectants and other sanitizers, comprehensive public health and food safety training and procedures, and periodic auditing.

How does the Ecolab Science Certified program work?
Ecolab Science Certified is a comprehensive, science-based program that helps deliver a high standard of cleanliness and supports consumer confidence through four key elements:

  • Create clean through hospital disinfecting products approved by the applicable regulatory authorities for use during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as food-contact sanitizers and cleaning products, and elevated hygiene standards and protocols informed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines
  • Check clean through detailed public health and food safety training and periodic auditing to determine whether procedures are being followed
  • See clean in action through front-of-house cleaning and disinfecting procedures and signage
  • Believe clean through a visible sign of assurance with the Ecolab Science Certified seal, updated annually

Ecolab Science Certified™ helps retailers like Sprouts achieve a higher level of cleanliness from the front of the house to the back of the house and was informed by key insights from proprietary Ecolab consumer research1. The research that showed 72% of frequent grocery shoppers feel “very safe” or “extremely safe” knowing hospital disinfectants* are being used. Hospital disinfectants are a key component of the Ecolab Science Certified program.

The program leverages Ecolab’s unique combination of science-based solutions and insights from a global team of scientists with verification by highly trained specialists focused on public health and food safety. Beyond the program itself, Ecolab’s solutions are backed by ongoing consultation and service at nearly 3 million locations around the world performed by Ecolab’s 25,000 field associates.

1Ecolab proprietary research conducted May 2020.
*The term “hospital-grade disinfectants” were used in the research conducted May 2020.