The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued
a warning advising the public not to consume Olivier brand Parmesan & Asiago Dip with Garlic & Basil described below because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
Information on the original recall of this product in the USA can be accessed here.
Olivier brand Parmesan & Asiago Dip with Garlic & Basil is sold in 11.76 oz. (335 g) jars, manufactured by Olivier Napa Valley Inc., Saint Helena, California. The following lot codes are affected by this alert:
* OPA 34171
* OPA 23471
* OAP 17271
* OAP 17671
* OAP 36061
* OAP 36161
* OPA 33961
The lot code information is located on the side of the glass jar where there is no label.
This product is known to have been distributed through Williams-Sonoma retail stores in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.
It is possible that it may have been distributed through other retail stores across Canada.
To date there are no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The US distributor, Williams-Sonoma Inc., San Francisco, California, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).