November 21, 2019

Whole Foods Recalls Two Specialty Pestos For Undeclared Allergens

Whole Foods Market stores in the North Atlantic region are recalling the company’s specialty house-made basil pesto and specialty house-made sun-dried tomato pesto because the products may contain milk and tree nuts (walnuts and pine nuts) that are not declared on the label. ¬†Those ingredients are some of the eight major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to them, or is lactose intolerant, could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. One allergic reaction has been reported to date.

The pestos were sold in individual clear plastic containers and on antipasti bars. They are marked with sell-by dates that range from June 7, 2019 through June 26, 2019.

The specialty basil pesto was sold by the pound. It can be identified by the PLU code beginning with 255926. The specialty sun-dried tomato pesto was also sold by the pound and can be identified by the PLU code that begins with 256009. Both the sell-by dates and the PLU codes are printed on the product scale labels.

All of these recalled products have been removed from store shelves. The issue was discovered after a customer alerted the store.

The pestos were sold between May 17, 2019 and June 4, 2019 at 41 Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut (they are Whole Foods Market Bishops Corner, Whole Foods Market Glastonbury and Whole Foods Market West Hartford), and in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

If you purchased either of these products and are allergic to milk or tree nuts, or are lactose intolerant, do not eat them. Throw them away or bring them back to the store where you purchased them for a full refund.

Whole Foods Recalls Two Specialty Pestos For Undeclared Allergens


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