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11th Jan 2020

Tesco recall popular brand of pesto products

Darragh Murphy

Tesco have recalled a popular brand of pesto products due to the possibility of them containing undeclared traces of peanut.

The recall, which was issued on Friday, applies to four varieties of the Tesco own-brand pesto.

The four types types of pesto affected by the recall are listed below:

Tesco’s Green Pesto, pack sizes: 190g and 280g,
Tesco’s Reduced Fat Green Pesto, pack size: 190g,
Tesco’s Reduced Fat Red Pesto, pack size: 190g
Tesco’s Spinach & Ricotta Pesto, pack size: 190g.

Tesco recall pesto

Tesco recall pesto

If you have purchased any of the above batches of the supermarket’s own-brand pesto with best before dates prior to November 1, 2022 and if you suffer with a peanut allergy, it is advised to err on the side of caution and not consume the pesto as it may contain traces of peanuts.

A brief statement on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland website reads: “Tesco is recalling batches of four varieties of its pesto products listed above, as they may contain peanut which is not declared on the label.  This may make the implicated batches unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of peanut or its constituents.”

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