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Waitrose recalls Waitrose & Partners Green Pesto with Basil because of the presence of salmonella

Last updated: 23 Chwefror 2022

Waitrose is recalling Waitrose & Partners Green Pesto with Basil because salmonella has been found in the product.

Product details

Waitrose & Partners Green Pesto with Basil
Pack size 145g
Use by 27 February 2022

Risk statement

The presence of salmonella in the product listed above.

Symptoms caused by salmonella typically include fever, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps.

Action taken by the company

Waitrose & Partners is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. For more information contact: Waitrose Customer Care 0800 188 884, Option 4.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-13-2022