Heads Up: There's a Major Carrot Recall Right Now

A total of six products have been taken off shelves.

July 27, 2021
Photo by Julia Gartland

Time to check your crisper drawer: There’s been a major recall, and this time, we’re talking about carrots. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a significant recall of six different carrot products, which were all distributed by Grimmway Farms. The southern California-based company issued a voluntary recall after finding that their products may have been contaminated with Salmonella. "The recall was initiated as a result of a routine, internal company test," said Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby in a statement. "The health of our customers and the integrity of our products are our highest priorities, and we will continue to monitor and communicate as additional information is available."

The list of products recalled include Bunny Luv Organic Cut and Peeled Baby Carrots, Bunny Luv Organic Premium Petite Carrots, Cal-Organic Organic Petite Carrots, Grimmway Farms Shredded Carrots, O Organics Organic Peeled Baby-Cut Carrots, and O Organics Organic Baby Rainbow Carrots. Grimmway Farms’ press release stated that in addition to these products, they also “recalled certain shredded carrots and chopped (chunk) carrots that were sold to food manufacturers and food service distributors. All affected food manufacturers, food service distributors, and retail customers have been notified with much of the product having been recaptured before being available for consumption."

"Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it.” All of the carrots have "best if used by" dates of August 9th, 2021 and August 20th, 2021.

Salmonella can cause some not-so-pretty symptoms like diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, chills, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms usually start anytime within 6 hours to 6 days after infection and can last for 4–7 days. The CDC gets about 42,000 reports of salmonella each year, though health experts there believe that the total number of cases actually may be more than 1.2 million.

Any consumers with questions or concerns may contact the Grimmway Farms’ customer service desk at 1-800-301-3101 or visit Customers should call their doctor if they believe that they may have been infected.

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bjm July 30, 2021
Thank you for the article. I have been in contact with Whole Foods corporate and the local store where I purchased the organic bunch carrots. They, so far, have not received any information regarding this re-call. I also looked on the Grimmway web site and unfortunately, they do not list states or stores where this product is shipped to or sold.
AEDyer July 29, 2021
What is the source of the salmonella?
Bevi July 29, 2021
Bevi July 29, 2021
Kindly provide links to the actual FDA site for consumers to check. It's a good practice to become familiar with.
Yo S. July 27, 2021
Thank you for the alert! But for your article I would never have known. Thanks a lot!!