CDPH Warns Not to Eat Certain Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips Due to Health Risk
Posted Nov 02 2012 5:58am
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman today warned people not to eat Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips in 16 ounce bags, with “Best If Used By” dates of Nov. 12, 2012 and Nov. 13, 2012, because the carrots may be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
Bolthouse Farms of Bakersfield, California, initiated the voluntary recall of the Carrot Chips after learning that Salmonella was isolated from one of the packages collected during routine surveillance sampling conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The recalled Carrot Chips contain the following coding information on the front right corner of the bags: 04T XXXX BF212J11 or 04T XXXX BF212J12, where the four X’s are any series of numbers that indicate the time of packaging. The carrots were available for purchase throughout the United States and Canada at retail markets and grocery stores. The Carrot Chips were sold in 16 ounce clear plastic bags. Click on Bolthouse Farms product photographs to see the product. Consumers in possession of this recalled product should discard it or return it to the store of purchase for a refund.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea which may be bloody. Most infected people recover within a week. Some may develop complications that require hospitalization. Infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for more severe illness. CDPH recommends consumers experiencing any ill effects after consuming these products should consult their health care provider. Consumers that observe the product being offered for sale are encouraged to report the activity to the CDPH toll free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.