Saturday, October 18, 2008

Québec Recalls Creamed Carrots

The Québec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) is advising consumers that "crème de carottes"/creamed carrots, produced and sold by Les Jardins de la Colline SENC (1032, rue Pierre-Laporte, Brigham, QC) is contaminated with Bacillus cereus and should not be eaten.

The creamed carrots were sold in 16 oz. plastic containers at Les Jardins de la Colline's Brigham location. All lot codes and production dates are affected by this recall.

Bacillus cereus produces two different toxins, one of which causes rapid onset of nausea and vomiting (similar to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin), while the other causes less rapid onset of watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps (similar to Clostridium perfringens).

Consumers should return the recalled product to Les Jardins de la Colline for a refund. Under no circumstances should the creamed carrots be consumed.

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