Fancy food ain’t safe food — Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Seed Pesto edition

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.

williams-sonoma pumpkin seed pestoRecalled products

Brand Name: Williams-Sonoma

Common Name: Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Size: 227 g

Code(s) on Product: Best Before January 2016

UPC: SKU 6404305 and 6389043

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was 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.


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.