Food Standards Agency
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Suma recalls organic pesto batch
Suma is recalling one batch of its Organic Pesto Alla Genovese with Basil, which is labelled as being suitable for vegans. The product contains milk, which isn't listed on the label. If you’re allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents, you're advised not to eat the product. The Agency has issued an allergy alert. Product details
The product being recalled is:
- Suma Organic Pesto Alla Genovese with Basil, 190g
- Best before: April 2014
Suma has removed the affected pesto from sale, and contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members. Customer notices will be displayed in stores, explaining why the product is being withdrawn.
If you’ve bought the product, you can return it to the shop where you bought it for a refund.
No other Suma products are known to be affected.
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