Our Local Bounty of Rogue River, Oregon is recalling 312 (8.5oz) containers of the Farming Fish brand Organic Basil Pesto with Watercress, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The Basil Pesto with Watercress, UPC 7 23175 33586 8, was distributed in retail stores in Oregon. The affected product was packaged in 8.5 oz. plastic deli containers and has the enjoy or freeze by dates of 4/30/2017.
As an additional precaution, we are also recalling product with the enjoy or freeze by dates of 5/6/2017, 5/13/2017, and 5/20/2017.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program. Consumers who have purchased affected products should not consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 541-582-0415.
The Farming Fish apologizes for any inconvenience experienced by our valued consumers and retail customers and will refund not only this date code but ANY product in an 8.5oz plastic deli container to bring full peace of mind to all customers. The pesto will be packaged in a glass container moving forward.
“We take the safety of our products very seriously,” states Olivia Hittner, Co-owner of The Farming Fish. “Immediately after being notified of the potential health concern, we took action to identify the products implicated in the recall and we discontinued shipment of all affected product. We are working quickly with distributors and retailers to remove the product from shelves and eliminate any risk to consumers.”