Undeclared Allergens Found in Trader Joe’s Pesto, Prompting Recall

Trader Joe's Genova Pesto is being voluntarily recalled by Bakkavor USA in 14 states due to undeclared milk and walnuts.

If you’ve recently purchased Trader Joe’s Genova Pesto, you might want to take a closer look at the label. The popular grocery chain’s supplier, Bakkavor USA, has issued a voluntary recall of the product due to the presence of undeclared milk and walnuts.

While the mistake was quickly caught, the recall was necessary to protect individuals with allergies or severe sensitivities to these ingredients, which can lead to life-threatening allergic reactions. The affected products were mistakenly packaged in tubs labeled “Hummus Dip,” which does not include an allergen declaration of milk or walnuts.

The products with a Use By date of 05/27/2023 and a time stamp between 06:28 – 07:07, with a side label UPC of 0015 7353, were distributed in 14 states between April 28 and April 30. If you have this product in your pantry, it’s best to discard it or return it to the store for a full refund.

Fortunately, there have been no reported illnesses or allergic reactions so far, and the investigation into the mix-up is still ongoing. However, this recall is a reminder to always check food labels for allergens, especially for individuals with food allergies or sensitivities.

Trader Joe’s has assured consumers that they take all potential allergen concerns seriously and are committed to providing safe products. Bakkavor USA can also be contacted at (855) 321-7504 for any further inquiries from 9am to 4pm ET. Stay safe and informed when it comes to your food choices!