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Carrot chips from Bolthouse recalled

By AP staff
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bolthouse Farms said Friday that it is voluntarily recalling over 5,000 cases of its carrot chips due to a possible salmonella exposure.

The Bakersfield, Calf.-based food company said that a North Carolina health official detected the possibility of salmonella in a single 16-ounce bag during a routine sampling. Bolthouse Farms said it has not received any reports of consumer illness or other consumer complaints related to this product.

The company said it is recalling the chips out of an abundance of caution.

About 5,600 cases of the 16-ounce bags shipped to retail customers in the United States and Canada are being recalled. The chips are labeled as Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips. On the front right corner of the bags they have listed a best-if-used-by date of Nov. 12 or 13 and an identifying stamp of BF 212 J11UPC 71464 17209 or BF212 J12UPC 71464 17209.

Consumers who bought these affected products should not eat them and return the product for an exchange or full refund.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause a foodborne illness, symptoms of which include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.