Alivini recalls Italcarciofi Friarielli (Turnip Top Leaf in sunflower oil)

Last updated:
9 December 2016
product recall
Alivini Company Limited has taken the precautionary step of recalling 1062 ml jars of Italcarciofi Friarielli (Turnip top leaf in sunflower oil), because preliminary investigations by the National Institute of Health in Italy suggested the product could have been associated with three suspected botulism cases in Italy.


Botulism is a serious form of food poisoning and can be fatal. The association between the product and the suspected botulism cases has not been confirmed. However, a recall from customers is being carried out as a precautionary measure.

Product details

Brand: Italcarciofi
Name: 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.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a refund.

Action taken by the Company

Alivini Company Limited is recalling the affected product from its customers. A product recall information notice (see below) will be sent to all businesses that sell the product, explaining to customers the reason for recall and the actions they can take if they have bought the affected product.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

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Ref: PRIN 69/2016