Contact: Lori Willis

Director of Communications


Oct. 2, 2006

Bolthouse Farms Issues Recall for 100% Carrot Juice

This product is carried at Schnucks and Logli stores

ST. LOUIS - As a precautionary measure, Wm. Bolthouse Farms of Bakersfield, Calif. is recalling 100% Carrot Juice. Carrot juice has the potential, if left un-refrigerated, to develop botulism. Proper refrigeration is generally achieved at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Schnucks and Logli customers should check their refrigerators for the following Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice products with "use-by" dates up to and including 11Nov06:

450 ml bottle UPC: 0007146420040

1 liter bottle UPC: 0007146420060

To date, four people in Georgia and Florida have become ill after consuming what were most likely improperly refrigerated bottles of carrot juice.

Botulism can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Schnucks and Logli customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Tennessee and Iowa may return the specified product to their nearest Schnucks or Logli store for a full refund.

Consumers who have concerns or questions about juice safety are encouraged to call the FDA at 1-800-SAFEFOOD, or Wm. Bolthouse Farms at 661-366-7205.

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