Healthy Choice Island Blends Incorporated, a Los Angeles-based company, is recalling Liquid Gold Carrot Juice. The juice was sold in 16 oz., 32 oz., 64 oz., and 128 oz. clear plastic containers to wholesale distributors throughout California, with a UPC Code of 7 63213 00130. The affected juice is potentially contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, an organism that can cause botulism, a severe type of food poisoning. Customers in possession of carrot juice included in this recall have been instructed to throw out the juice or return it to the store for a full refund of the purchase price. This recall has been issued on a voluntary basis in cooperation with a request made by the United States Food and Drug Administration due to the risk of botulism poisoning, a serious and possibly deadly foodborne illness caused by the ingestion of foods containing the potent neurotoxin formed during growth of the organism. Symptoms of botulism poisoning, which can be contracted from food products containing the Clostridium botulinum organism regardless of whether the foodstuff smells or looks tainted, include: abdominal distension, constipation, muscle fatigue, general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking, breathing and swallowing. Anyone who has consumed this product and experiences any of these symptoms should sske help from a medical professional immediately, according to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. More information about this recall campaign can be obtained from the manufacturer’s customer service department.