Food Standards Agency
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Update on withdrawal of Gaudiano Organic Olives
All batches of Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds have been withdrawn from sale across Europe, after two people in Helsinki, Finland, were diagnosed with botulism.
Both people reported having eaten Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds. Lab 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 September 2012.
Last week, olives from the implicated batch were withdrawn from sale. As an additional precaution, all batches of the olives of all jar sizes have now been withdrawn. The olives were distributed to one company in the UK (see story at link below). The company had imported 40 jars from the implicated batch, none remains on sale. The company had also imported 140 jars from two other batches, and these have now been withdrawn.
No cases of botulism have been reported in the UK linked to this product. Consumers who purchased Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds should not consume the product and instead dispose of them.
Gaudiano olives withdrawn due to botulism