The FDA has issued a warning to consumers about olives that have been recalled due to a possible contamination of a deadly bacterium. The olives were produced by an Italian company and sold nationwide under brand names such as Borrelli, Vantia and Roland. The olives may be contaminated with a botulism causing bacterium. All the affected olives have product codes that start with the letter "G" followed by three or four digits.
Botulism symptoms include muscle weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble speaking and swallowing. No illnesses have been reported in connection with these olives.