Botulism in the United States and Canada
11 October 2006
As of 11 October, 4 cases of botulism associated with commercial carrot juice have been reported in the states of Georgia and Florida in the United States. Two cases have been reported in Toronto, Canada. All cases had consumed the same brand of carrot juice and no fatalities have been reported to date. The United States Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have issued advisory information.
The International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) has notified Mexico and Hong Kong SAR where the carrot juice has also been exported.