Houmous From Aldi, Morrisons, Asda, Lidl, John Lewis And Spar Urgently Recalled Over Salmonella Fears
Over 50 types of houmous that could be contaminated with salmonella are being recalled in a variety of supermarkets.
You might love a bit of houmous to dip your pitta, crisps or crudities into, but nobody asked for a side helping of salmonella with it and that's exactly what you might get from stores including, Asda, John Lewis, Lidl, Morrisons, Aldi and Iceland.
The products all come from producer Zorba Delicacies Limited and the Food Standards Agency is instructing customers not to eat the brands of houmous listed on its website.
This list extends to Asda's regular, sweet chilli, jalapeno varieties as well as a virgin olive oil topped and red pepper types from the Extra Special range as well as many others.
Aldi's plain, reduced fat, red pepper, Moroccan, caramelised onion and sweet chilli varieties are all potentially affected too, as well as various types from other major supermarkets, although seems to exclude Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose who must source elsewhere.
See the full list here.
Updated: Zorba Delicacies Limited recalls various houmous products because of the possible presence of salmonella #FoodAlert https://t.co/xBY5dtsS5W pic.twitter.com/I98JEVbski
- FoodStandardsAgency (@foodgov) October 31, 2019
If you've already bought a pot, the FSA is urging you to return it to store immediately for a refund in case it is infected with the nasty bug.
The products have use-by dates that range from 31st October to 7th November.
Salmonella will cause food poisoning if ingested and the NHS suggests symptoms of it include nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps, a raised temperature, fatigue, aches and chills. It really doesn't sound pleasant. And it could take between 12 and 72 hours for symptoms to develop.
But it's also worth noting that food poisoning can be infectious, especially if people share a bathroom, so be sure to stay at home for at least two days as that's when it's most contagious, according to the NHS.
Who knew houmous, which is made from cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon and garlic, could cause such drama.
The FSA said online: "Zorba Delicacies Limited is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products."
"These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product."
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