February 03, 2008
Saint Helena, Calif. — Olivier Napa Valley is recalling Parmesan & Asiago Dip with Garlic & Basil because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The affected lots are 0PA34171, 0PA23471, 0AP17271, 0AP17671, 0AP36061, 0AP36161, and 0PA33961, The lot information can be found printed directly on the side of the glass jar where there is no label.
The retail product was labeled with the Olivier’s brand name and was distributed to Willam-Sonoma retail stores nationwide and Olivier Napa Valley retail stores located at 1375 Main St., St. Helena, CA and 3001 N. Star Drive, Truckee, CA The Olivier brand Par & Asiago Dip with Garlic & Basil was packaged in 11 oz. clear glass Jars, The recall comes after state officials found elevated p levels in the product; which can allow favorable conditions for botulism toxin production. Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium which car cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled- Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can use the following symptoms: 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.
Consumers and retailers that have this recalled product should either package and throw away the recalled product or return the recalled product to the place of purchase. To package, place jars in doubled-sealed plastic bags. Place bagged products in a trash container that is in a locked or controlled area.
Although no illnesses h been reported, we want to be Sure that all products associated with the production lots are accounted for,” said Erich Klein, President. We are committed to food safety at all levels and we will always put our customers and our consumers first. Questions can be directed to the company at (707) 967-8500