A territorial government spokesperson told Cabin Radio there had been no reports of illnesses related to the pesto to date. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 36 hours after eating contaminated food, but can take up to 10 days to materialize.
Anyone who has already consumed the pesto, and who has any of the above symptoms, should seek medical attention.
This is not the first instance of pesto causing a concern over botulism.
The food safety legal firm Marler Clark outlines, on its website, a California case dating to 2014 in which, similarly, the product did not bear a label reminding consumers it should be refrigerated.