For Immediate Release
March 7, 2018
Ciolo Foods of Lafayette, CO has voluntarily recalled it’s 7-ounce containers of “Nut-Free Basil Pesto” because they contain undeclared tree nuts (Pine Nuts and Walnuts). People who have allergies or severe sensitivity to Pine Nuts and/or Walnuts run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled “Nut-Free Basil Pesto” was distributed to limited stores in Colorado, Utah, and Kansas. The product comes in a 7-ounce square clear plastic container labeled as “Nut-Free Basil Pesto”.
The affected product can be identified by the lot number ink-coded on the side of the container as Lot# BV431291, with a best by of 5/9/18.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after discovery that some of this limited run of product was mislabeled. No other lots were affected by this issue.
Consumers who purchased this 7-ounce product should dispose of the basil pesto labeled “Nut-Free Basil Pesto” and return the cleaned container to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the Bill at 303-521-8216 Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm MST.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm600120.htm?utm_campaign=Ciolo%20Foods%20Issues%20Allergy%20Alert%20for%20Undeclared%20Tree%20Nuts%20in%20%22Ciolo%20Nut-Free%20Basil%22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua