After Tyson recalled several of its chicken products over foodborne illness risks, popular brands of carrots are being recalled nationwide over salmonella concerns.
The announcement comes from the Food and Drug Administration.
According to the U.S. health officials, Grimmway Farms is recalling carrots sold under the Bunny Luv and Cal organics brands.
While the firm told officials that no illnesses have been associated with the recalled carrots, Grimmway Farms is not taking chances with the health of its customers. After discovering the potential contamination during a routine test, the company recalled the 1-pound bags of Bunny Luv Organic Cut and Peeled Baby Carrots, the 3-pound bags of Bunny Luv Organic Premium Petite Carrots, the 12-ounce bags of Cal-Organic Organic Petite Carrots, the 10-ounce bags of Grimmway Farms Shredded Carrots, the 1-pound bags of O Organics Organic Peeled Baby-Cut Carrots, and the 12-ounce bags of O Organics Organic Baby Rainbow Carrots.
In addition to the packaged carrots, the company also recalled shredded and chopped carrots sold to food manufacturers and food service distributors.
Avoid Foodborne Illnesses By Keeping Track Of Food Recalls
We’re glad that companies like Grimmway Farms are proactive and fast to act upon learning that their products might be exposing consumers to health issues. Unfortunately, not all companies have a chance to issue a recall before people begin to fall ill. And in many cases, contamination goes undetected until deaths are reported.
Salmonella is associated with 1.35 million infections and 26,500 hospitalizations nationwide each year. While most people who become ill recover without any specific treatment, more vulnerable patients may need to be hospitalized.
If you have the recalled carrots at home, throw them out to prevent health-related issues.
In the future, always keep track of food recalls and follow the manufacturers’ instructions when you do happen to have a recalled item at home. Also, keep in mind that all fruits and vegetables should be thoroughly washed before consumption to avoid contamination.
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