Pumpkin seed pesto recalled for possible botulism

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SUTTER, Calif. – California Olive and Vine is voluntarily recalling its “Pumpkin Seed Pesto” packaged nationwide and distributed under a Williams-Sonoma label.  Irregular lab results point toward botulism toxin, yet no reports of illness are known as of late.

Product labels have SKU numbers 6404305, 6389043 and are sold in 8 ounce jars produced since September 2014.

The FDA advises consumers not to use the product, even if it does not appear or smell spoiled.

Company officials cite an improper packaging process.  No other products from the company are affected.

Consumers are asked to return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Symptoms of botulism ingestion (Clostridium botulinum) include general weakness, dizziness, double vision, trouble speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention and constipation.  People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention as the contamination can lead to serious illness and death.