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Carrot recall 2021: Grimmway Farms recalls O Organics, Bunny-Luv carrots for possible salmonella contamination
Why food recalls are increasingE.Coli, metal and even a dead bat has have been found in recalled food. In fact, food recalls are increasing. Yet, that might actually be a good sign. Here’s why.Just the FAQs, USA TODAYGrimmway Farms is voluntarily recalling select carrot products for possible salmonella contamination.According to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website, six products are part of the recall under the brand names of Bunny Luv, Cal-Organic, O Organics and Grimmway Farms.The company, which is based in Bakersfield, California, said no illnesses have been linked to the recall to date.Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps six hours to six days after being exposed to the bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.►Recalls you need to know about: Check out USA TODAY’s curated database of consumer product recalls for the latest information►School supply shortage: Backpacks, shoes could be hard to find, so shop early, experts say►Muffin recall 2021: Walmart, Sam’s Club, 7-Eleven sold muffins recalled for listeria contaminationA list of stores that sold the recalled carrots was unavailable.Dana Brennan, Grimmway vice president of government and public affairs, said in a statement to USA TODAY that the company doesn’t distribute directly to stores but to distribution centers.”For that reason and out of an abundance of caution, we are making this a nationwide recall,” Brennan said.In a statement, Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby said the recall was initiated as a result of a routine, internal company test.In addition to the recalled items sold in stores, the company says it has “recalled certain shredded carrots and chopped (chunk) carrots that were sold to food manufacturers and food service distributors.”Consumers who have the recalled product should not consume it and should destroy or discard it. For more information, call 1-800-301-3101, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.July has been a busy month for recalls with Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen, Tyson chicken and muffins among the biggest recalls.►Costco senior hours: Costco reverses course and will keep reduced senior hours as COVID-19 cases increase nationwide►New clothes for upcoming school year: Walmart adding Justice tween brand to 2,400 stores, Walmart.com in time for back-to-school shoppingBaby carrot recall 2021According to the company, all of the recalled products have a 9-character lot code beginning with 195, 196 or 197 and ending in BF or SP printed on the bag.Bunny Luv Organic Cut and Peeled Baby Carrots: 1-pound bag; UPC 0 3338390205 0; Aug. 17, Aug. 20Bunny Luv Organic Premium Petite Carrots: 3-pound bag; UPC 0 7878351301 7; date Aug. 15Cal-Organic Organic Petite Carrots: 12-ounce bag; UPC 0 7878390810 3; date Aug. 15Grimmway Farms Shredded Carrots: 10-ounce bag; UPC 0 7878350610 1; date Aug. 9O Organics Organic Peeled Baby-Cut Carrots: 1-pound bag; UPC 0 7989340850 7; date Aug. 15O Organics Organic Baby Rainbow Carrots: 12-ounce bag; 0 7989398162 8; dates Aug. 13 and Aug. 14►Save better, spend better: Money tips and advice delivered right to your inbox. Sign up here►Free school supplies: Cashback app Ibotta giving away free school supplies for back to school at Walmart, Target and moreFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko. For more shopping tips and deals, join us on our Shopping Ninjas Facebook group.