Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 25, 2014 01:04 ET

Food Recall Warning: Williams-Sonoma Brand Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Dangerous Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 25, 2014) -

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Williams-Sonoma is recalling Williams-Sonoma brand Pumpkin Seed Pesto from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Alberta and Ontario.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Seed Pesto 227 g SKU 6404305 and 6389043 Best Before January 2016

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

• Williams-Sonoma Customer Service 1-877-812-6235 or email


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