Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Contaminated baby carrots are recalled

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 05:24 PM
Original message
Contaminated baby carrots are recalled
Source: MSNBC/AP

An undisclosed amount of carrots that may be contaminated with bacteria that could cause diarrhea, nausea, fever and vomiting.

The Los Angeles Salad Co. said it was voluntarily recalling its Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots because the carrots might be contaminated with the bacteria called shigella.

The product was sold under two labels. One is Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots with a sell-by date up to and including Aug. 16, 2007, sold in 7-ounce and 8-ounce bags and distributed in California, Colorado, Florida and Georgia. The other is Trader Joes Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots with a sell-by date up to and including Aug. 8, 2007, sold in 7-ounce bags and distributed in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.

Consumers with questions can call the company at 1-626-322-9017.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20412734 /
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 05:38 PM
Response to Original message
1. California firm launches baby carrot recall
Source: CNNMONEY.com

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Los Angeles Salad Company is recalling its baby carrots because of potential contamination with the bacteria Shigella, said the Food and Drug Administration Thursday.

The company is recalled its "Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" with a Sell By Date up to and including August 16, 2007. The date is printed on the back of the packages.



The product was sold under two different labels. The first is "Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" distributed by King Soopers in Colorado; Ralphs in California; and Publix in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. These were sold in plastic bags in 7 and 8 oz. sizes, with Sell By Dates up to August 16, 2007.

The second label was "Trader Joe's Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" distributed by Trader Joe's in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington in 7 oz. plastic bags with Sell By Dates up to August 8, 2007.

Infection by the bacteria Shigella can cause diarrhea, fever, nausea and vomiting, with the illness usually lasting from four to 14 days. Infections can be passed from person to person.

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2007/08/23/news/carrot_recall/inde...



Trader Joe's again.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 05:39 PM
Response to Original message
2. I always buy these packages of baby carrots
The ones I buy are prewashed and all you have to do is pour them in, altho I run the water over them in a colander first anyway. I just don't like to cut them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 05:45 PM
Response to Original message
3. This Is why Gramma always said wash your veggies.
No one should trust the safety of their food to group work. But we're lazy and usually do.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 05:52 PM
Response to Original message
4. And they weren't even Chinese!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 05:55 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. Had the same thought
I was sure they came from China until I opened the thread!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 04:09 PM
Response to Reply #4
14. How do you know they aren't from China?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sandyj999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #4
15.  Thailand Peas
I went into Walmart not because I like it but because it was new and I was curious. I happened to pick a pack of four small microwaveable containers of peas. I didn't read the package. When I got them home there it was "Product of Thailand". We can't grow peas here anymore? I threw them out not wanting to even give them to the dogs.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 06:40 PM
Response to Original message
6. Another day,
another fuckup.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FormerOstrich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 03:16 AM
Response to Original message
7. I buy baby carrots for dog treats....
My vet told me about it because I have one that is on a perpetual diet. They absolutely love them and they are good for them.

However, they also like grapes which are really bad for them so stick to the non-contaminated carrots.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 01:36 PM
Response to Reply #7
10. Not Alone
.....and i thought i was the only person who gives baby carrots as dog treats......
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Paulie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 09:27 AM
Response to Original message
8. Will someone PLEASE give farm workers a bathroom and some hand sanitizer???
It's not asking too much, is it? This is dysentery in the US...

The article doesn't mention which strain it's contaminated with. If it's a Shiga toxin producing variant, it's deadly (and a horrible death).

You can't wash or cook the toxin away.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #8
13. now, that's asking way too much of agribiz---do you know how much $ it would cost
to provide such expensive items to farm workers? Let them shit in the fields and not wash their hands! :sarcasm: Do you want to pay the high costs that will be passed on to consumers, just to stop these bacterial outbreaks? :sarcasm:

:banghead: Your idea for a fix is too easy, agribiz would rather just poison everyone. :puke:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 05:44 PM
Response to Reply #8
16. That's a fine idea- but
with "globalized" and industrial food production and distribution, it's often very hard to trace back to the source of the contamination- it be in any or even several of a dozen or more steps in the process.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 11:45 AM
Response to Original message
9. I wonder if they are "genuine" baby carrots.
My peave is the fake ones that are just shaved down to look like baby ones.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #9
11. Even when they aren't from shaved down carrots, the "baby carrots" are from a long skinny variety
that was developed to mature rapidly and that means that there is substantially less beta carotene in them so less Vitamin A. Of course, these carrots are still a good source of Vitamin A.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 01:49 PM
Response to Original message
12. ha! they are in the Trader Joe's flyer this month
A featured item.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Dec 20th 2014, 02:43 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC