recalled carrot juiceMore on the botulism carrot juice from the National Post:

Toronto health officials continue to scour the city for bottles of carrot juice after two people were paralyzed with botulism poisoning after consuming the drink.

Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto’s associate medical officer of health, said that after issuing an order to recall three brands

carrot juice botulismIn response to a fourth case of botulism being linked to Bolthouse Farms, Bakersfield, California brand carrot juice, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to drink Bolthouse Farms Carrot Juice, 450 ml and 1 liter plastic bottles, with "BEST IF USED BY" dates of NOV 11 2006 or earlier. Consumers should

carrot juiceTwo 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

In light of the July 8, 2005 FDA recall of unpasteurized juice produced by Orchid Island Juice Co. of Fort Pierce, Florida, Seattle attorney William Marler of Marler Clark, has called again on the FDA to completely ban the sale of all unpasteurized juices.
“It is simply outrageous that after all we’ve learned about the importance of pasteurizing fruit juice, especially after the Odwalla and Sun Orchard outbreaks, we still have companies selling unpasteurized juices, and the government allowing it. This must stop,” said Mr. Marler.
According to the FDA, fifteen cases of infection with Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium have been directly linked with consumption of Orchid Island juice in Michigan, Ohio, and Massachusetts from mid-May to mid-June.
“Not only was Orchid Island exempted from using pasteurization, it also appears that the FDA may have exempted it from labeling its juice as unpasteurized. Why the FDA would allow a company to produce an unpasteurized product and allow no warning label in beyond me,” Marler added.
The FDA in 1998 had set forth a labeling requirement that stated: “WARNING: This product has not been pasteurized and, therefore, may contain harmful bacteria which can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.”

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The Associated Press reports that unpasteurized orange juice products from Orchid Island Juice Co. of Fort Pierce, Fla., have, according to this story, been recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella. The juice is packaged and distributed under a variety of brand names, including Nino Salvaggio’s, Westborn Market and Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice. The