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Divini di Chicco Francesco olives recalled over botulism fears
ANYONE who has bought a particular type and batch of Divini di Chicco Francesco olives is being asked to return them to the shop where they bought them.
The product recall was sparked by the discovery of one single case of C.botulinum poisoning in someone who had eaten olives from a jar which tested positive for C.botulinum type B toxin.
Only one jar from the batch is currently known to have been contaminated with C.botulinum which causes botulism, but the Food Standards Agency is advising consumers not to eat the contents of jars from this batch as a precautionary measure.
The presence of C.botulinum renders the product a potential health risk.
The jar which tested positive for C.botulinum type B toxin was found in Oxfordshire.
Bromley Council says the product is not stocked in major supermarkets and it is most likely to be sold at in delicatessens and farmers’ market stalls.
The labelling information is solely in Italian.
Detailed product information:
Product name on label (this is a variety of olive rather than a brand): Olive Bella Di Cerignola
Brand name: Divini di Chicco Francesco
Product description: Glass jar with metal screw top lid
Lot number: 161/11
Country of origin: Italy
Producer details on label: Divini di Chicco Francesco, Via Catalina, 3 Andria (BA), Italy