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United Natural Foods, Inc. Recalls Tabatchnick Fine Foods Yankee Bean Soup & Foodmatch Inc. Divina Olives Due to Possible Health

Posted Nov 09 2011 9:18pm
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Contact:
Consumer
Lisa Madsen
401-528-8634

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 9, 2011 - United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling selected types of FoodMatch, Inc. Divina Stuffed Olives and Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The following products have been recalled:

TABATCHNICK 15 OZ YANKEE BEAN SOUP UPC 07126229491
DIVINA 4 OZ OLIVES,FETA CHEESE STUFFED UPC 63172352780
DIVINA 4 OZ OLIVES,BLUE CHEESE STUFFED UPC 63172352790

Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup was distributed to the Safeway store in Corte Madera, CA.  The date code affected states: Best If Used By 05 04 14.  This date code sold at other retail outlets has not been affected.

Divina Olives Stuffed with Feta Cheese were distributed to the stores identified below. The date code affected states: Best Used By: 11 JAN 2012.

SAFEWAY #0583 1606 N AVE SPEARFISH SD
SAFEWAY #1577 6520 S ACADEMY ROAD COLORADO SPRINGS CO
SAFEWAY #1615 3325 28TH STREET BOULDER CO
SAFEWAY #1644 7655 MCLAUGHLIN RD FALCON CO
SAFEWAY #2761 1165 MAIN ST LANDER WY
SAFEWAY #2792 27152 MAIN ST CONIFER CO
SAFEWAY #2910 1632 HOVER ROAD LONGMONT CO

Date code Best Used By: 11 JAN 2012 sold at other retail outlets has not been affected.

Divina Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese were distributed to the following states: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming through the following retail stores: Carrs, Safeway, Pavilion and Vons.   The following date codes were affected:
Best Used By: 11 JAN 2012, Best Used By: 15 DEC 2011, Best Used By: 30 DEC 2011

These date codes sold at other retail outlets have not been affected.

Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup is packaged in a red & white boxed container with black lettering and is approximately 15oz in size.

Divina Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives are packaged in plastic 4oz cup containers with a blue and yellow label.  

Divina Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives are packaged in plastic 4oz cup containers with a blue label. 

No illnesses have been reported to date.

These items have been recalled due to a lack of temperature control during the distribution process.  UNFI inadvertently subjected the recall items to temperature ranges above those directed by the manufacturer.   

Consumers who have purchased Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup, Divina Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives, or FoodMatch Inc. Divina Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives should not consume these products and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Lisa Madsen of the Company at 1-401-528-8634, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    
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