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    Wednesday, 14 December 2016

    Alivini Co Ltd Recalls Friarielli Due to Botulism Fears

    Italian produce specialist Alivini Co Ltd has issued a recall notice for its Italcarciofi brand Friarielli (Turnip Top Leaf in sunflower oil) due to concerns with the company’s safety procedures and control measures to deal with the biological hazard bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The product has been linked with cases of botulism in Italy by the National Institute of Health, and is being recalled from customers as a protective measure.

    The risk factor is that the company could not adequately exhibit sufficient safety control measures and manufacturing controls to bring Clostridium botulinum within safe levels. Control measures are used to prevent the growth of the bacteria, and the toxins it releases. Botulinum toxin is a very serious health risk as it can lead to botulism, which can be fatal.

    The product details are as follows:

    Brand: Italcarciofi
    Product: Friarielli (Turnip Top Leaf in sunflower oil)
    Volume: 1062ml
    Batch/Lot: ITCS339
    Best Before Date: 05/12/2016

    No other Italcarciofi products are known to be affected.

    If you do have the affected product, be sure not to eat it, and instead either return it to the store you bought it from for a refund, or dispose of it.

    Point-of-sale notices will be displayed at all store locations where the product has been sold, to inform customers of the recall.

    Alivini is one of the leading UK importers and distributors of premium Italian produce.

    They should have employed a proper HACCP plan, then this mistake could have been avoided. Food recalls are a costly business, but can be prevented using the right safety measures.

    Sam Franklin

    With a master’s in Literature, Sam inhales books and anything readable, spending his working hours reformulating the info he gathers into digestible articles. When not reading or writing, he likes to put his camera to work around the world, snapping street photography from Stockholm to Tokyo. Too much of this time spent in Japan teaching English has nurtured a weakness for sashimi, Japanese whisky, and robot cafés.
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