Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues Carrot Warning

Read the Baby Carrot warning made public by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Clear them out of your fridge if you have them.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues Carrot Warning
Aug, 18 2007 - 9:10 AM

The agency is warning the public not to consume Los Angeles Salad Company Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots because the product may be contaminated with Shigella.

The item is labelled as product of Mexico and is sold in 672 gram plastic bags and sell by dates up to and including August 13th, this year.

The agency says the product was sold in Costco stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland.

There have been four reported illnesses associated with this product. Food contaminated with Shigella may not look or smell spoiled. Shigella infection can cause diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting.

In some persons, especially very young, and very old people and people with compromised immune systems, the diarrhea can be more severe.

Infection can occur after eating and drinking food and water that is contaminated with Shigella and can be passed from person to person.

Costco says it's voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.