Quebec – Notice not to consume basil and arugula pesto packaged in glass jars and sold by Pastamalfi handmade inc. – Food Safety


basil and arugula pesto (CNW Group/Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and Pastamalfi handmade inc., located at 6270, rue Hamilton , in Montreal, is warning the public not to consume the product indicated in the table below, because it has not been prepared and packaged in such a way as to ensure its safety. .

Product name


Affected lot

“Basil & Arugula Pesto”


Units sold until June 10, 2022

The product that is the subject of this warning was offered for sale until June 10, 2022, on the Instagram account of the company named above and at the Terrone establishment, located at 124 Westminster Avenue North, Montreal West. The product was packaged in glass jars and sold chilled. The product label includes, in addition to its name, the list of ingredients.

The operator is voluntarily recalling the product in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ and the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal to distribute this warning as a precautionary measure. In addition, people who have this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the affected product shows no signs of tampering or suspicious odors, its consumption may represent a health risk. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date.

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