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Allergy Alert

Pasta Evangelists recalls Fresh Basil Pesto because of undeclared pistachio (nuts)

Last updated: 3 February 2021

Pasta Evangelists is recalling Fresh Basil Pesto because it contains pistachio (nuts) which is not mentioned on the label. Some jars contain pistachio pesto not basil pesto. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to pistachio (nuts). The product is only sold at Marks & Spencer.

Product details

Fresh Basil Pesto
Pack size 140 g
Use by 03 February 2021
Allergens Nuts (pistachio nut)

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Pistachio (nuts)

This product contains pistachio (nuts) making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to pistachio (nuts).

Action taken by the company

Pasta Evangelists is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to pistachio (nuts), do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-04-2021