LIDL is recalling two batches of pesto over fears that they could trigger allergic reactions.

The discounter is recalling its Baresa Pesto alla Genovese and Baresa Red Pesto jars because they may contain peanuts.

The nuts are not mentioned on the label, which means the pesto is a health risk for anyone with peanut allergies.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction include itching, sneezing, vomiting, diarrhoea or even an anaphalactic shock, which can be fatal.The specific batches that are affected are:

  • Baresa Pesto alla Genovese (Green)
    Pack size: 190g
    Best-before dates: up to and including October 2022
  • Baresa Red Pesto
    Pack size: 190 g
    Best-before dates: up to and including October 2022

Lidl is warning customers with allergies who have bought the affected pesto not to consume it.

If you are already making an essential trip to a Lidl you can return the item to the store for a full refund, with or without a receipt.

If you're not planning an in-store trip, you can email [email protected] including a photo of the affected product and the Best Before Date.

Lidl says its customer services team will process your refund via letter and you can throw the affected jar away.
Any customers with queries or concerns can contact customer services on 0370 444 1234.

This is not the first time Lidl has had to recall the pesto due to allergy fears.

In October last year, the discounter had to recall the same Pesto Alla Genovese because of the exact same peanut issue.

Other Baresa products and best before dates are not affected by the recall.

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And Mini Calippo ice creams sold at Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have been recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal.

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