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Carrots Recalled Due to Shigella Contamination

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A California company has recalled bags of baby carrots because they may be contaminated with Shigella bacteria. The carrots are distributed in Georgia, Florida, California, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.

According to the CDC:

Most who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacterium. The diarrhea is often bloody. Shigellosis usually resolves in 5 to 7 days. In some persons, especially young children and the elderly, the diarrhea can be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. A severe infection with high fever may also be associated with seizures in children less than 2 years old.

The recalled carrots are sold under two labels. One is “Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots” and is sold in 7-ounce and 8-ounce bags. The other is “Trader Joe’s Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots” and is sold in 7-ounce bags.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.