Some “Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots” recalled for potential contamination

Sat, 08/25/2007 - 12:50pm
By: The Citizen

A potential harmful bacteria contamination in some baby carrots has Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin warning consumers of a possible health risk.

“Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots,” produced by the Los Angeles Salad Company, City of Industry, Calif., is recalling its product because it may be contaminated with the bacteria Shigella.

The carrots were sold under two labels.

One is labeled "Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" distributed by Kroger Co. King Sooper, in Colorado; Kroger Co. Ralphs in California; Publix in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. All of these packages were sold in flexible plastic bags in seven and eight oz. size with a Sell By Date Code up to and including August 16, 2007.

The second label was "Trader Joe's Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" distributed by Trader Joe's in the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington in seven oz. flexible plastic bags with a Sell By Date Code up to and including August 8, 2007.

Shigella infection can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting lasting four to 14 days. The young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to the infection.

Georgians who have purchased the Los Angeles Salad Company “Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots” may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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