Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 02, 2012 21:00 ET

Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Certain Bolthouse Farms Brand Carrot Chips May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2012) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/SzLf1X

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Bolthouse Farms brand Carrot Chips described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Bolthouse Farms brand Carrot Chips, product of USA, is sold in 16 oz. (1 lb) 454 g bags bearing the following information on the front right corner of the bags:

BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 12 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11
UPC 71464 17209
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J 12
UPC 71464 17209

This product may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The CFIA is working with Canadian importers, distributors, and retailers to recall all affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600