Olives recalled

Foster’s Food Fair IGA would like to announce, due to a product warning and recall by United States Food and Drug Administration and to ensure the safety and well being of all our customers, we have proactively pulled all affected Roland Olives from our shelves. Other brands affected in this recall but not carried by Foster’s Food Fair IGA include Borrelli, Bonta di Puglia, Cento, Corrado’s, Dal Raccolto, Flora and Vantia.

The affected product has codes that start with the letter “G” and are followed by 3 or 4 digits. All sizes of cans, glass jars and pouches of Cerignola, Nocerella and Castelvetrano type olives are affected.

The recall was announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerting consumers to possible serious health risks from eating olives that may be contaminated with a deadly bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness. The olives are made by Charlie Brown di Rutigliano & Figli S.r.l, of Bari, Italy and are being recalled by the manufacturer. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

The olives should not be eaten alone or in other foods, even if they do not appear to be spoiled. Foster’s Food Fair IGA encourages all customers who have purchased Roland Olives to return the affected product to their Foster’s Food Fair IGA of purchase for a full refund. If in doubt, consumers should contact Foster’s Food Fair IGA and inquire whether their olives are part of the recall.

Until Foster’s Food Fair IGA has a guarantee of the safety of this affected product moving forward, it will not be available. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of our customers is our top priority.

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