The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum. This may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism. Therefore, a recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.
The following six varieties of bottled Fino Olive Oil infused olive oil are being recalled:
- Basil Olive Oil
- Garlic Olive Oil
- Chilli Olive Oil
- Lemon Olive Oil
- Orange Olive Oil
- Rosemary Olive Oil
'Best before' end: all date codes
Product recall notices are being displayed in stores that stock the product, advising consumers of the recall and what they can do if they have bought an affected product.
No other Fino Olive Oil products are known to be affected.
If you have bought one of the product, do not consume it. Instead, contact Fino Olive Oil by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to arrange a refund.
About product recalls and withdrawals
f there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.