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5,600 Cases of Carrot Chips Recalled, Possible Health Risk

CA-based Bolthouse Farms' bags of 16-ounce carrots sold nationwide including Vons and Albertsons in Laguna Niguel may have salmonella, according to the FDA.

(Editor's Note: This information is provided by the United States Food and Drug Adminstration.)

CA-based Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms 16-ounce carrot chips following a routine sampling event, conducted on Oct. 22, according to the United States Food and Drug Adminstration.

This brand is carried under the Safeway label at Vons including the two locations in Laguna Niguel: 27320 Alicia Pkwy. and 30252 Crown Valley Pkwy.

The brand is also sold at Albertsons stores in Laguna Niguel under the Farmstand label at:  30241 Golden Lantern and 29941 Alicia Pkwy.

The company was notified on Oct. 31, that the inspection detected the possibility of Salmonella in the single16-ounce bag that was tested. Bolthouse Farms has not received any reports of consumer illness or other consumer complaints related to this product, the FDA says.

Out of an abundance of caution, Bolthouse Farms is retrieving the Carrot Chips from the marketplace. No other Bolthouse Farms products are affected by this recall.

About 5,600 cases of the 16-ounce bags shipped to retail customers in the United States and Canada are being recalled. The affected product is labeled as Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips, Safeway Farms Carrot Chips, or Farm Stand Carrot Chips and has the following information and codes on the front right corner of the bags:

Bolthouse FarmsBolthouse FarmsSafeway Farms*Farm Stand BEST IF 
USED BY
NOV 12 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11
UPC 71464 17209 BEST IF 
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
04T XXXX
BF 212 J 12
UPC 71464 17209 BEST IF 
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
06 T XXXX S2682
BF 212 J12 286
UPC 21130 70217 BEST IF 
USED BY
NOV 12-13 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11-12
UPC 41163 45311

*Safeway Farms Carrot Chips are sold in Safeway stores in Ketchikan, Alaska; Arizona; California; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; and Washington State, as well as Carrs stores in Juneau, Alaska; Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Randalls stores in Texas and Tom Thumb stores in Texas.

Consumers who have purchased these carrot chips with these codes and best by dates should not eat the product. Consumers are encouraged to return the product to the store where they purchased it for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Bolthouse Farms at 1-866-535-3774 (24-hours a day through Monday, Nov. 5) for more information.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause a foodborne illness. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment.

Bolthouse was acquired by Campbell Soup Co. on Aug. 6. 

Shirley November 05, 2012 at 12:43 AM
OMG this just isn't going to be over, is it?

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