Bolthouse Farms amends carrot chip recall - The Packer

Bolthouse Farms amends carrot chip recall

11/05/2012 12:04:00 PM
Pamela Riemenschneider

bolthouse carrot recallBolthouse FarmsBakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms voluntarily recalled about 5,600 cases of 1-pound bags of carrot chips after a test in North Carolina indicated the possibility of salmonella contamination. Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms added two product codes to a voluntary recall of 5,600 cases of its 16-ounce bags of carrot chips.

The two new products are private labels, Safeway Farms and Supervalu’s Farm Stand, and are from the same use-by dates of Nov. 12-13 mentioned in the original Nov. 1 recall.

Bolthouse Farms spokesman Todd Putman said the additions were made after the company combed its records.

"As we got into the details, we realized there were substitutions of Bolthouse Farms product in the Safeway and Supervalu brands," he said. "The product was exactly the same, but the packaging of the product was different."

Putman said the recalled product accounted for les than 2% of the company’s sales during the timeframe it was produced.

A routine sample conducted Oct. 22 by a North Carolina official triggered the voluntary recall due to a possible salmonella contamination. The company was notified Oct. 31 of the sample, and it initiated the recall on Nov. 1. No other Bolthouse Farms products are affected by this recall.

About 5,600 cases were affected, and were shipped to retail customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Lots included in this recall have use-by dates of Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, Universal Produce Code 71464 17209 and lots BF 212 J 11 and BF 212 J 12. The amended lots include Safeway Farms use-by Nov. 13, 06 T XXXX S2682 BF 212 J12 286 and Farm Stand use-by Nov 12-13 BF 212 J11-12.

According to an FDA news release, the Safeway Farms Carrot Chips were sold in Safeway stores in Ketchikan, Alaska; Arizona; California; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; and Washington; and Carrs stores in Juneau, Alaska; Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Randalls stores in Texas and Tom Thumb stores in Texas.

No illnesses have been reported.

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