Two Toronto residents are paralyzed in hospital after they drank toxic carrot juice purchased in Toronto that has been recalled across North America.
"There are two adults who are severely ill in hospital and they had a history of drinking the exact same juice that’s been part of the carrot juice recall," said Dr. Elizabeth Rea, an associate medical officer of health.
The juice, produced by Bolt-house Farms in Bakersfield, Calif., was ordered off shelves Sept. 30 after four cases of botulism were linked to toxic carrot juice in the United States.
The company’s website says they distribute carrot juice to the United States, Canada and Mexico.
On Saturday, lab test results confirmed that Bolthouse Farms carrot juice purchased in Toronto sometime last month and consumed by the Toronto patients was positive for the botulism toxin, Rea said.