IRELAND: ‘Gaudiano Organic Olives stuffed with Almonds’ withdrawn as a precaution due to botulism
Posted: October 30th, 2011 - 9:36am
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2011.19
Product: Gaudiano Organic Olives stuffed with Almonds
Batch Code: All batches; All best before dates
Country Of Origin: Italy
A batch of olives produced in Italy was withdrawn from sale following the death of a person in Finland and a second person ill with botulism.
Both people reported having eaten Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds. Laboratory tests confirmed that the jar from which they had eaten the olives contained botulinum toxin. The tainted olives were in 314ml glass jars with a 'best before' date of 09/2012 and batch code “H2150X”.
As a precautionary measure, it has now been decided to withdraw from sale all batches and all container sizes of Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds.
A small quantity of this product, but from a different batch to the one implicated in Finland was distributed to one company in Ireland - “Russell Gallery” in Co. Clare which took a delivery of 90 jars in 2010. Any remaining were removed from sale.
No cases of botulism have been reported in Ireland linked to this product. Consumers who purchased Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds (Product of Italy), should not consume them and instead dispose of them.