United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling selected types of FoodMatch, Inc. Divina Stuffed Olives, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. It can cause symptoms that include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
The following products have been recalled:
- DIVINA 4 OZ OLIVES,FETA CHEESE STUFFED UPC 63172352780
- DIVINA 4 OZ OLIVES,BLUE CHEESE STUFFED UPC 63172352790
Divina Olives Stuffed with Feta Cheese were distributed to the stores identified below. The date codes affected states: Best Used By: 11 JAN 2012 and Best Used By: 1 FEB 2012.
|SAFEWAY #0583||1606 N AVE||SPEARFISH||SD|
|SAFEWAY #1577||6520 S ACADEMY ROAD||COLORADO SPRINGS||CO|
|SAFEWAY #1615||3325 28TH STREET||BOULDER||CO|
|SAFEWAY #1644||7655 MCLAUGHLIN RD||FALCON||CO|
|SAFEWAY #2761||1165 MAIN ST||LANDER||WY|
|SAFEWAY #2792||27152 MAIN ST||CONIFER||CO|
|SAFEWAY #2910||1632 HOVER ROAD||LONGMONT||CO|
|AFEWAY #0853||7625 OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD||BETHESDA||MD|
|SAFEWAY #0942||12 WEST WASHINGTON ST||MIDDLEBURG||VA|
|SAFEWAY #1283||8646 RICHMOND HIGHWAY||ALEXANDRIA||VA|
|SAFEWAY #1606||9596 OLD KEENE MILL RD||BURKE||VA|
|SAFEWAY #1668||5510 NORBECK ROAD||ROCKVILLE||MD|
|SAFEWAY #1956||14939 SHADY GROVE ROAD||ROCKVILLE||MD|
|SAFEWAY #2650||43150 BROADLANDS PLAZA||ASHBURN||VA|
|SAFEWAY #4002||5727 BURKE CENTER||BURKE||VA|
|SAFEWAY #4205||415 14TH STREET SE||WASHINGTON||DC|
Date codes Best Used By: 11 JAN 2012 and Best Used By: 1 FEB 2012 sold at other retail outlets have not been affected because the products were not exposed to a lack of refrigeration controls.
Divina Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese were distributed to the following states: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC through the following retail stores: Genuardis, Carrs, Safeway, Pavilion and Vons. The following date codes were affected:
Best Used By: 11 JAN 2012, Best Used By: 15 DEC 2011, Best Used By: 30 DEC 2011, Best Used By: 1 FEB 2012
These date codes sold at other retail outlets have not been affected because the products were not exposed to a lack of refrigeration controls.
Divina Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives are packaged in plastic 4oz cup containers with a blue and yellow label.
Divina Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives are packaged in plastic 4oz cup containers with a blue label.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
These items have been recalled due to a lack of temperature control during the distribution process. UNFI inadvertently subjected the recall items to temperature ranges above those directed by the manufacturer.
Consumers who have purchased FoodMatch Inc. Divina Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives, or FoodMatch Inc. Divina Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives should not consume these products and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Lisa Madsen of the Company at 1-401-528-8634, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.