Spain-based olive oil company Deoleo S.A., has commenced a voluntary recall of two of its products, Bertolli and Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, from the U.S. markets. The recall has been initiated due to detection of traces of Trifloxystrobin and Tebuconazole — two pesticides banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in olive oil.
Both the chemicals are classified as “not likely human carcinogens” by the U.S. FDA. The products Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil (8.5 oz.) and Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil (25.5 oz.), were sold across 20 states in the U.S.
Previously in November 2015, Deoleo USA voluntarily withdrew some of its Bertolli and Carapelli Extra Light Tasting and Bertolli Classico Pure Olive Oil due to premature spoilage.
Source: Olive Oil Times