Unidentified nuts were present and a customer called in the problem.
Earlier this June, North Atlantic Whole Foods Market, the company behind Whole Foods Market, announced a voluntary recall of the retailer’s specialty made-in-house basil pesto, as well as its specialty sundried tomato pesto. The products were taken off the shelf as they could contain undeclared milk and tree nuts, including walnuts and pine nuts. The company was concerned the food could pose an allergy risk for those who can’t consume nuts.
To date, one allergic reaction has been reported. A consumer alerted Whole Foods to the problem, an act which spurred the recall.
According to a statement on the U.S Food and Drug Administration’s website, the pestos were sold in individual clear plastic containers and on antipasti bars. They had sell-by dates from June 7, 2019 – June 26, 2019.
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The products were sold from May 17, 2019 to June 4, 2019 at 41 Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut (Whole Foods Market Bishops Corner, Whole Foods Market Glastonbury and Whole Foods Market West Hartford), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
The specialty basil pesto was sold by the pound and has the PLU code beginning with 255926. The sundried tomato pesto was also sold by the pound with the PLU code beginning with 256009.
Customers who purchased these products can bring a valid receipt into their local Wholefoods stores for a full refund. According to the FDA’s website, additional questions can be answered at 1-844-936-8255. This line runs between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.