Sacla' withdraws Coriander Pesto

Last updated:
28 November 2013
allergy alert
Sacla' has withdrawn jars of its Coriander Pesto with a 'best before' date of 31 July 2015. This is because a packaging error means the jars contain Basil Pesto with cashew nuts as an ingredient, which is not mentioned on the label. This product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to cashew nuts. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

Products details

The withdrawn product is:

  • Product: Sacla' Coriander Pesto
  • Pack size: 190g
  • 'Best before' date: 31 July 2015
  • Batch code: YD1821

The company has withdrawn the affected product from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores that sell the product, explaining to consumers why the product has been withdrawn. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.

No other Sacla' products are known to be affected.

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