The Happy Pear is recalling certain batches of its Lovely Basil Pesto (180g) due to undeclared egg, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today (22 February).
The implicated batches with use by dates: 27/02/2017, 02/03/2017, 06/03/2017, 08/03/2017, 13/03/2017 may be unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of egg. However, it is safe for consumption for other customers.
A spokesperson for the Happy Pear said “The product has been withdrawn from sale because it contains a trace amount of egg and may be a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg. The product is perfectly safe for all other consumers,” according to Journal.ie
Reportedly, the vegetarian and vegan restauranteurs and retailers outlined that that none of their other products or basil pesto date codes are affected and are advising customers to return the item affected to the store where they purchased it.
"We are treating this matter very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused and will ensure this doesn’t happen again. If any customer would like any further information please contact The Happy Pear," they added.
The FSAI also reported that both SuperValu and Tesco have recalled batches of Wicklow Blue Cheese (120g) due to a possible presence of Listeria. Both stores have outlined notices requesting customers who have bought the implicated batch codes with use by dates: 21/02/2017, 22/02/2017, 23/02/2017' not to consume it.
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