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Olive batch could pose health risk in Sedgemoor
SHOPPERS in Burnham are being warned a particular brand of olives could present a potential health risk.
Sedgemoor District Council’s Environmental Health team have contacted over 120 food outlets in Sedgemoor after receiving a national food alert from Food Standards Agency.
A single jar of olives is known to have been contaminated with C. botulinum which causes botulism, a rare but serious illness.
Consumers are advised not to eat the contents of jars from the batch as a precautionary measure.
The product, labelled solely in Italian, is most likely to be sold via specialist delicatessens and/or farmer’s market stalls.
The name of the variety of olive is Olive Bella Di Cerignola, brand name DIVINI di Chicco Francesco. The lot number is 161/11.
If anyone has a jar of these olives contact Sandra Cheung on 01278-435338 or Dean Nuralli on 01278-435768.