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United Natural Foods, Inc. Expands Recall Of Foodmatch Inc. Divina Olives Due To Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Consumer
Lisa Madsen
401-528-8634

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 14, 2011 - 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, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause 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.

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 #05831606 N AVESPEARFISHSD
SAFEWAY #15776520 S ACADEMY ROADCOLORADO SPRINGSCO
SAFEWAY #16153325 28TH STREETBOULDERCO
SAFEWAY #16447655 MCLAUGHLIN RDFALCONCO
SAFEWAY #27611165 MAIN STLANDERWY
SAFEWAY #279227152 MAIN STCONIFERCO
SAFEWAY #29101632 HOVER ROADLONGMONTCO
    
SAFEWAY #08537625 OLD GEORGETOWN ROADBETHESDAMD
SAFEWAY #094212 WEST WASHINGTON STMIDDLEBURGVA
SAFEWAY #12838646 RICHMOND HIGHWAYALEXANDRIAVA
SAFEWAY #16069596 OLD KEENE MILL RDBURKEVA
SAFEWAY #16685510 NORBECK ROADROCKVILLEMD
SAFEWAY #195614939 SHADY GROVE ROADROCKVILLEMD
SAFEWAY #265043150 BROADLANDS PLAZAASHBURNVA
SAFEWAY #40025727 BURKE CENTERBURKEVA
SAFEWAY #4205415 14TH STREET SEWASHINGTONDC

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.

 

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