A French company, La Ruche, has recalled all Les Délices de Marie Claire preserves and has suspended operations after a production batch of its Tapenade verte aux amandes was linked to eight cases of botulism.

L’Institute Pasteur reported finding botulinum toxin type A in a sample of the implicated batch of  olive-almond tapenade. 

Consumers in France, Belgium and Denmark are being advised to not eat Les Délices de Marie Claire brand Tapenade aux amandes, Lot no. 112005, with a best-before date of 16-12-2012.