UK – Olive Oil recalled due to potential Clostridium Botulinum presence

Fino Olive Oil is recalling all bottles of six varieties of its infused olive oil as a precautionary measure. This is because the effectiveness of process controls that could potentially affect the safety of infused olive oil products produced by the company cannot be demonstrated satisfactorily. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum.  This may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism. Therefore, a recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.

Product details

The following six varieties of bottled Fino Olive Oil infused olive oil are being recalled:

  • Basil Olive Oil
  • Garlic Olive Oil
  • Chilli Olive Oil
  • Lemon Olive Oil
  • Orange Olive Oil
  • Rosemary Olive Oil

Size: all sizes
‘Best before’ end: all date codes

Product recall notices are being displayed in stores that stock the product, advising consumers of the recall and what they can do if they have bought an affected product.

No other Fino Olive Oil products are known to be affected.

If you have bought one of the product, do not consume it. Instead, contact Fino Olive Oil by emailing for details of how to arrange a refund.

(Source: FSA website)


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