Bolthouse Farms recalls carrot chips amid salmonella scare

Bolthouse Farms recalls carrot chips amid salmonella scare
Bolthouse Farms 16-ounce carrot chips are seen in a photo provided by the Bakersfield-based company.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Bakersfield-based Bolthouse Farms is recalling carrot chips that could be contaminated with salmonella.

The California Department of Public Health said Friday that no illnesses have been reported, and the recall is precautionary.

The recall applies to carrot chips in 16-ounce bags with "best if used by" dates of Nov. 12 and 13.

Bolthouse Farms initiated the voluntary recall after learning that salmonella was isolated from one of the packages collected during routine surveillance sampling conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The recalled carrot chips contain the following coding information on the front right corner of the bags: 04T XXXX BF212J11 or 04T XXXX BF212J12, where the four Xs are any series of numbers that indicate the time of packaging.