Botulism Fear Pushes Company to Recall Olives and Soup

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According to recent reports from the United Natural Foods, Inc. known as UNFI, Botulism concerns are leading the company to recall a number of olives and soup sold nationwide.

Tabatchnick Fine Foods Yankee Bean Soup and FoodMatch Inc. Divina Olives, which are stuffed with feta cheese or bleu cheese may have been exposed to the bacteria that causes botulism. In many cases this illness can prove to be fatal.

The Providence, R.I. based UNFI is well known for distributing organic, natural and specialty foods to the entire country. According to the reports, no illnesses were reported from consumers but the recall will be issued regardless due to temperature control issues.

The feta-stuffed olives being recalled hold a “best by” date of Jan. 11, 2012 stamped on its label and the Safeway stores in Wyoming, South Dakota and Colorado distributed them. The bleu cheese-stuffed olives were distributed to Safeway, Pavillion, Carrs and Vons throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Arizona, South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado.

According to the news the soup was sold only in California.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I urge all consumers that might still have the recalled products in their homes to contact the place of purchase right away. Whenever you find yourself ill after consuming a contaminated product, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer in your area.