Sainsbury’s is urgently recalling its own-brand pesto due to an allergy risk – these are the batches affected

Sainsbury’s is urgently recalling its own-brand pesto due to an allergy risk – these are the batches affected
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has issued an urgent recall to customers who may have bought a pesto product which contains an undeclared food item (Photo: Shutterstock)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has issued an urgent recall to customers who may have bought a pesto product which contains an undeclared food item.

Undeclared peanuts

Sainsbury’s has recalled numerous types of its own-brand pesto products, over fears they may contain undeclared peanuts.

The supermarket has issued point-of-sale notices to customers, advising them to contact the relevant allergy helpline for advice if needed.

What should I do if I’ve bought one of these products?

The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) explains: “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.”

Which pesto products are included in the recall?

These are all of the pesto products included in the recall:

  • by Sainsbury’s Green Pesto
  • by Sainsbury’s Lighter Green Pesto
  • by Sainsbury’s Chilli Pesto
  • by Sainsbury’s Red Pesto
  • by Sainsbury’s Spinach & Ricotta Pesto

All of the packs recalled are 190 grams each.

The Food Standards Agency said: “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.”

This article was originally published on our sister site, Yorkshire Evening Post.