Warning over batch of olives
Thursday 26 July 2012
Shoppers are urged not to eat a specific brand of olives after a jar was found to have a dangerous toxin.
A jar of Olive Bella Di Cerignola olives was found to contain type B Clostridium botulinum - which causes botulism.
The olives are not sold in major supermarkets but can be found in specialist delicatessens and some farmer market stalls.
Only one jar from the batch is currently known to have been contaminated with the toxin but the Food Standards Agency is advising consumers not to eat the contents of jars from this batch as a precautionary measure.
Coventry City Council Environmental Health Officers are contacting all potential retailers and restaurants in the city who may stock the product to ensure its removal from sale.
The product details are:
Brand/Trade name: DIVINI di Chicco Francesco
Product description: Glass jar with metal screw top lid
Lot number: 161/11
Best before date: 10/06/2014
Country of origin: Italy
Producer details on label: Divini di Chicco Francesco, Via Catalina, 3 Andria (BA), Italy
Anyone concerned they may have bought one of the jars should contact the Food Standards Agency on 0207 276 8448.