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Grimmway Farms Voluntarily Recalls Certain Carrots


Grimmway Farms establishment, is voluntarily recalling, certain carrot products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug (FDA) announced today.

The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division strongly recommends that program operators take precautions to ensure these products are not served or consumed and disposed of per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Please note that per the FDA, these products are not U.S Department of Agriculture items.

The following information is directly from FDA:

Grimmway Farms has voluntarily issued a recall of certain carrot products because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

“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, but Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

In addition to the retail-packed products listed in the table at the end of this press release, 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 products listed in the table below were shipped directly to retailers throughout the United States.

Recalled Products
Description Brand Retail
Package
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

 

For further information on this recall, please visit the FDA News Release web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab..

Contact Information

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Grimmway Farms Customer and Consumer Hotline at (800) 301-3101.

If you have any other questions regarding this subject, please contact Jeremy Partsch, Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or by email at jpartsch@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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