Recall of a Batch of Italiamo Pesto alla Genovese due to the Presence of the Unauthorised Pesticide Ethylene Oxide

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Summary
Category 2:

For Information

Alert Notification:

2021.58

Product:

Italiamo Pesto alla Genovese; pack size: 190g

Batch Code:

MUB785; best before: 03/2024

Country Of Origin:

Italy

Message:

Lidl is recalling the above batch of Italiamo Pesto alla Genovese due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide in the batch of food additive locust bean gum (E410) used in its production. Locust bean gum (E410) is an approved food additive in the EU and is used as a thickener and stabiliser in a broad range of food products.  Ethylene oxide is a pesticide that is not permitted for use in foods sold in the EU but is approved for use by other countries outside the EU. Although the consumption of the contaminated product does not pose an acute risk to health, there is an increased risk if there is continued consumption of ethylene oxide in contaminated food over a long period of time. Therefore, exposure to ethylene oxide needs to be minimised. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

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