Bolthouse Farms carrot juiceThe Toronto Star reports that Bolthouse Farms, the company whose carrot juice has been traced as the source of botulism and the resulting paralysis of four American citizens and two Canadians, blamed consumers for their "failure to properly refrigerate" Bolthouse Farms carrot juice today.

"It appears that it was consumers that did not take the good counsel to keep the product refrigerated," Bolthouse spokesman Tim Warner said yesterday, pointing to three Georgia residents and a Florida woman who are paralyzed and on ventilators. Warner wouldn’t comment on the paralyzed man and woman in Toronto but said: "We have validated that our process of keeping our juice refrigerated through the distribution channel is a good one and of high quality."