December 13, 2008
The Québec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) is warning consumers that Plaisirs Divins brand Basil-Flavoured Olive Oil presents a risk of Clostridium botulinum and has been recalled.
All batch codes of Huile d'olive aromatisée au basilic de marque "Plaisirs Divins" – sold in 250mL glass jars – have been recalled. The recall was initiated after it was learned that the product was displayed for sale without refrigeration.
The product was sold at Plaisirs Divins, 218 chemin du Lac La Motte, La Motte, QC as well as at other retail outlets.
Clostridium botulinum, when allowed to grow in a food product, produces a dangerous neurotoxin. Even very small quantities of this toxin can cause serious – sometimes fatal – symptoms. Under no circumstances should anyone taste even a minute quantity of the recalled olive oil.
For more information on this recall, consumers can contact the province at 1-800-463-5023.