Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is warning Georgians not to eat a recalled dip due to the possibility of contamination with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal form of food poisoning.
The recalled dip is Olivier brand Parmesan and Asiago Dip with Garlic and Basil. It is manufactured by Olivier Olive Oil Products, Inc. of Saint Helena, Calif., which has initiated a voluntary recall of the product. The product was distributed to William-Sonoma retail stores nationwide and to Olivier Napa Valley retail stores in Truckee and St. Helena, Calif.
Consumers in possession of Olivier Parmesan and Asiago Dip with Garlic and Basil labeled with the lot numbers listed below should not consume the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
The affected lot codes are: OPA 34171, OPA 23471, OAP 17271, OAP 17671, OAP 36061, OAP 36161 and OPA 33961.
The dip is packaged in an 11.76 ounce jar. The lot code information is located on the side of the glass jar where there is no label.
Symptoms of botulism include: 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.
Consumers who find Olivier Parmesan and Asiago Dip with Garlic and Basil, with the affected lot numbers, for sale are encouraged to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at 1-800-495-3232.