Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) stores is recalling Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet (Brand: Bel Frantoio).

The staff of the Rhode Island Department of Health has discovered the product was not handled appropriately to prevent production of the toxin that causes botulism.

No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported at this time

Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet, produced by Bel Frantoio and packaged in 34-oz. plastic containers, were sold in OSJL stores in New York and throughout the Northeast (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine).

The product is being voluntarily recalled because it is labeled “Keep Refrigerated,” but was sold at room temperature, making it susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Other olive products produced by Bel Frantoio that were sold at OSJL, as well as other brands of olives, do not currently pose a safety issue. This recall applies only to this product sold at OSJL.

Consumers should discard the product or return it to the store for a refund.

For more information, contact the OSJL Customer Service Center at (401) 295-2672, Option 6.