Lake Park Brand Carrots Recalled
ATLANTA, GA (SafetyAlerts) - Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin
announced today that state food inspectors are monitoring the voluntary recall of all Lake
Park Brand carrots packaged by Zellwin Produce Company, Inc. of Lake Park, Ga.
The carrots, which were further distributed to
grocery stores and other retail food outlets throughout Georgia, are being voluntarily
recalled due to the presence of trace amounts of a pesticide not labeled for use on
``Zellwin Produce Company has been very
cooperative in removing all of the remaining implicated products from the
marketplace," said Irvin. ``Our inspectors are simply double-checking to ensure that
none of the products remain on store shelves."
Irvin added that consumers who may have purchased
the carrots should check their refrigerators at home and return any Lake Park Brand
carrots to the point of purchase for a refund. The implicated products, which vary in
sizes, can be identified only by the Lake Park Brand and Zellwin Produce Company labels.
``It's very likely that most of the
implicated products have moved all the way through the distribution channels from the farm
to the consumer," Irvin said. ``No illnesses have been associated with the recalled
carrots, but it is important that Georgians make sure they either throw away or return for
refund any of these carrots they may find at home."