Trader Joe’s Pesto product recalled in 14 states

SALT LAKE CITY (KTVX) – Bakkavor USA, a North Carolina-based convenience food supplier, has issued a voluntary recall of Trader Joe’s brand pesto pasta sauce that may have been packaged in containers labeled “hummus dip.”

The containers are not printed with the correct nutritional information, ingredients or possible allergens found in the Trader Joe’s Genova Pesto Sauce they contain.

“People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or walnuts are at risk of developing severe or life-threatening allergic reactions when consuming this product,” Bakkavor USA wrote in an article recall notification published by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Containers of improperly packaged Genova pesto were distributed in 14 states between April 28 and April 30: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia Washington.

The products had an expiration date of May 27, 2023.

The recalled pesto was packaged in containers labeled “hummus dip” but with the correct lid, photos shared by the FDA show. (Baccavor USA/FDA)

Bakkavor USA said there were no reports of allergic reactions from customers when the company became aware of the issue.

Customers are instructed to discard the recalled products or return them to Trader Joe’s locations for a refund.

On the Trader Joe recall pageThe company writes that it goes “far beyond regulatory requirements” for recall-related communications by sending out email alerts, putting up in-store signs and informing customers on the website.

A notice regarding the mislabeled Genova Pesto had not been posted to the website’s recall page as of Saturday.

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