Warning over contaminated batch of olives
The Council is warning people not to eat a batch of Italian olives, following a Food Standards Agency alert, after a person became ill with botulism poisoning after eating them.
Investigations are being carried out to establish where the jar of olives was bought, as well as, other places they may be on sale.
What to look out for
The implicated batch of olives, sold in jars, was labelled I DIVINI di Chicco Francesco with the 'best before date' 10/06/2014 and lot number 161/11.
The name Olive Bella di Cerignola, which appears on the label, refers to the type of olive contained in the jar. This type of olive is distributed under a number of different brand names but only the I DIVINI di Chicco Francesco brand is associated with this incident.
The product may have been sold with a white decorative paper covering on the lid held with string.
The Council has contacted independent retailers in the borough to tell them to remove any stock from their shelves.
If you have bought the implicated jar of olives do not to eat them; contact the Council’s environmental health Food and Safety Team who will arrange collection of the product.
If you have consumed the product, the symptoms to look out for are a combination of blurred vision, difficulty swallowing and difficulty speaking.
The person taken ill with botulism, who is not from this borough, is recovering in hospital and no further cases of the illness have been reported.
For more information about this product recall see the Food Standard Agency's website.
Alternatively, contact the Food and Safety Team on 01737 276417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated : 26/07/2012