December 4, 2016

Olive Oil Recalled for Trace Amounts of Pesticides

According to the FDA’s Weekly Enforcement Report for March 16, 2016, Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive oil and Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive oil are being recalled by Deoleo USA of Texas because there are trace amounts of two pesticides in the oils. There is no tolerance in the U.S. for these chemicals in olive oil.

RecallThe recalled products are Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil in 8.5 ounce glass bottles. Also recalled is Carapelli Exra Virgin Olive Oil in 25.5 ounce glass bottles. The pesticides in the oil are Trifloxystrobin and Tebuconazole. The codes on the bottles are 5251R, 5351R, and 5551R. They were distributed in Massachusetts, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arizona, Alabama, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Illinois, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

If you purchased either of these products, do not consume them. Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

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