Sprout’s

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersPhoenix, AZ
ProductsFluid milk
Websitewww.sprouts.com
Market AreaAZ, CA
Total Score34

Store brands include organic milk that has been privately labeled by grocery chains. Typically, these businesses buy products wholesale and then market those finished or packaged products with their own labels.

The inherent problem with private labels is that they lack transparency. Store brands may get their milk from highly rated producers, but they may also source from factory-scale dairies. Grocery chains or distributors typically offer low prices for store brands because they source the cheapest products available on the market at any given time. This variability in product sourcing makes it difficult, sometimes impossible, for consumers to determine where and how the products was produced.

Cornucopia recommends caution with store brands like this one. Invested consumers can contact stores to confirm who is supplying their private-label milk and encourage them to be completely transparent about their sourcing—even when it changes.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)34
2-Cow Rating | Lacking Transparency
Ownership structure2No answer
Milk Supply2No answer
Organic Production2No answer
Disclosure of Information for Verification2No answer
Organic Certification2No answer
Other Labels/Standards2No answer
Grass-fed2No answer
Soy Free Ration?No answer. Soy is likely used in feed.
Pasture2No answer
Times Milked2No answer
Cull/death Rate2No answer
Replacements2No answer
Calves2No answer
Antibiotic Use2No answer; animals given antibiotics may be introduced back into food stream after withdrawal times.
Hormone Usage2No answer; hormones may be used therapeutically
Farm Support2No answer
Procurement of Ingredients2No answer
Extra Credit2None