Sainsbury's issues urgent recall for pesto due to allergy risk - these are the batches affected

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has issued an urgent recall to customers who may have bought pesto products which contain an undeclared food item.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 4:16 pm

Undeclared peanuts

Sainsbury’s has recalled numerous types of its own-brand pesto products, over fears they may contain undeclared peanuts.

The supermarket has issued point-of-sale notices to customers, advising them to contact the relevant allergy helpline for advice if needed.

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Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has issued an urgent recall to customers who may have bought a pesto product which contains an undeclared food item.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has issued an urgent recall to customers who may have bought a pesto product which contains an undeclared food item.

What should I do if I’ve bought one of these products?

The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) explains: “If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy to peanuts, do not eat them.

“Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.”

Which pesto products are included in the recall?

These are all of the pesto products included in the recall:

by Sainsbury’s Green Pesto by Sainsbury’s Lighter Green Pesto by Sainsbury’s Chilli Pesto by Sainsbury’s Red Pesto by Sainsbury’s Spinach & Ricotta Pesto

All of the packs recalled are 190 grams each.

The Food Standards Agency said: “Sainsbury’s is recalling various pesto products listed below because they may contain peanuts, which are not mentioned on the label.

“This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.”