California-based Bolthouse Farms has issued a recall for 5,600 cases of 16-ounce Carrot Chips due to food poisoning concerns. According to a news report in Examiner.com, salmonella was detected in the products during routine testing by a health official.
So far, Bolthouse Farms, whose headquarters is based in Santa Monica, has not received any reports of illnesses or hospitalizations as a result of these potentially contaminated products.
The carrot chips were shipped to retailers in United States and Canada. Consumers who purchased the Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips are urged not to eat them and return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. For more information, please contact Bolthouse Farms at 1-866-535-3774.
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