Baby Carrots Recalled in Six States
August 28, 2007
By Holly Case
Natural food Network Newsletter Editor
Citing possible shigella bacterial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 24 issued a recall of sweet baby carrots produced by the Los Angeles Salad Co. The product was sold under two labels: Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots and Trader Joe's Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots.
The Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots label was distributed by Kroger Co. and King Sooper stores in Tennessee, Kroger Co. and Ralphs supermarkets in California, Publix supermarkets in Georgia and Florida, and Get Fresh stores in Nevada.
All of the packages were sold in flexible plastic bags in seven- and eight-ounce sizes with a "sell by" date up to and including Aug. 16.
The second label, Trader Joe's Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots, was distributed by Trader Joe's stores in Arizona and California in seven-ounce flexible plastic bags with a "sell by" date up to and including Aug. 8.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered the same product sold in Canada was contaminated with shigella, a bacteria that poses a serious health risk to some people, especially the very young or elderly.