Seymours of Norfolk recalls olive oil products
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Seymours of Norfolk has recalled all of its infused olive oil products, because of the possible risk of botulism. The type of bacteria (called Clostridium botulinum) that can cause botulism, a severe type of food poisoning, has not been detected in the products. However, the products have not been made in a way that would prevent Clostridium botulinum from multiplying if it is present.
The products have been recalled on a precautionary basis. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information.
The recalled products are:
Infused Olive Oil (in the following types of flavour):
Best before: all date codes up to and including March 2009
Size: 250ml and oil from cask
The company has recalled the affected products. Product recall notices will be displayed in shops that sell the products, explaining why they have been recalled. Anyone who has bought any of the olive oil listed above can return it for a full refund.
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