Grimmway recalls Bunny Luv, other carrot products because of Salmonella risk

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California carrot giant Grimmway Farms is recalling several varieties of baby and shredded carrots after a test showed possible Salmonella contamination. Organic and conventional products are implicated.

“The recall was initiated as a result of a routine, internal company test,” said Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby. “The health of our customers and the integrity of our products are our highest priorities, and we will continue to monitor and communicate as additional information is available.”

To date, no illnesses have been linked to this recall, according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the carrot products in their homes because of their long shelf life. The products have best if used by dates through Aug. 20.

Consumers can identify the recalled products from the table below and the photos posted on the FDA website. Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it, according to the recall notice.

In addition to the retail-packed products, the company recalled certain shredded carrots and chopped chunk carrots that were sold to food manufacturers and food service distributors. All affected food manufacturers, food service distributors, and retail customers have been notified with much of the product having been recaptured before being available for consumption.

The company has notified all customers who received the recalled product directly from Grimmway Farms and requested that they remove it from commerce. Grimmway Farms also has requested that direct customers notify their customers of this recall.

The products listed in the table below were shipped directly to retailers throughout the United States.

Consumers with questions may contact the company’s customer services desk at 800-301-3101, or visit www.grimmway.com.

“Grimmway Farms is issuing this press release and keeping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration informed of its recall process to assure that consumers are properly alerted and informed,” according to the company recall notice.

Description Brand Retail
Pack
Size
UPC Best-if-Used-
by-Date
Organic Cut and Peeled Baby
Carrots
Bunny Luv 1 lb. bag 0 3338390205 0 AUG 17 21
AUG 20 21
Organic Premium Petite
Carrots
Bunny Luv 3 lb. bag 0 7878351301 7 AUG 15 21
Organic Petite Carrots Cal-Organic 12 oz. bag 0 7878390810 3 AUG 15 21
Shredded Carrots Grimmway
Farms
10 oz. bag 0 7878350610 1 AUG 09 21
Organic Peeled Baby-Cut Carrots O Organics 1 lb. bag 0 7989340850 7 AUG 15 21
Organic Baby Rainbow Carrots O Organics 12 oz. bag 0 7989398162 8 AUG 13 21
AUG 14 21
*All of the products in this table have a 9-character lot code beginning with 195, 196 or 197 and ending in BF or SP printed on the bag. For example, 1952023BF.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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