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Sainsbury’s recalls various pesto products because of undeclared peanuts

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.

Product details

by Sainsbury’s Green Pesto

Pack size 190g
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Allergens Peanuts

by Sainsbury’s Lighter Green Pesto

Pack size 190g
Batch code All batch codes
Allergens Peanuts

by Sainsbury’s Chilli Pesto

Pack size 190g
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Allergens Peanuts

by Sainsbury’s Red Pesto

Pack size 190g
Batch code All batch codes
Allergens Peanuts

by Sainsbury’s Spinach & Ricotta Pesto

Pack size 190g
Batch code All batch codes
Allergens Peanuts

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Peanuts

These products may contain peanuts making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

Action taken by the company

Sainsbury’s is recalling the above products from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. Sainsbury’s have issued point-of-sale notice to their customers. This notice explains to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

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.

About allergy alerts

Sometimes there will be 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk. When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.

Ref: FSA-AA-02-2020