Botulism Risk Prompts Recall of Liquid Gold Carrot Juice

Posted on June 25, 2012

Another food product is being recalled because of the danger to consumers’ health the item could pose if ingested.

The recall was announced by the Los Angeles-based Healthy Choice Island Blends, and concerns an item known as Liquid Gold Carrot Juice.  Every package size available falls within the purview of the recall, starting with 16 ounces and going all the way up to 128 ounces.  This product, which was only sold right here in California, has a picture of carrot juice and carrots on a white label and a UPC of 7 63213 00130.

This item has been recalled because there exists the possibility that it has become contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.  The appearance of this neurotoxin within the carrot juice could cause consumers of the product to experience botulism.  This can lead to difficulties swallowing or breathing, constipation, weakness, and more.  If left unchecked, botulism can even prove to be fatal.

At this point, no one has experienced any adverse effects in conjunction with drinking this item.  However, anyone with the carrot juice in their possession is being advised to resist drinking the juice.  Even if it looks or smells like it’s safe, purchasers are being asked to bring it back to the store it was bought or to just discard it outright.

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