A company that makes and provides houmous to eight different supermarkets is recalling some of its products because they may contain salmonella.
Zorba Delicacies Limited, which makes a range of different dips for supermarkets, has issued a recall notice via the Food Standards Agency because of the possible presence of salmonella in some houmous products. The company has stated that no other products are known to be affected.
Keep reading for advice and to find out if you’re affected.
Which houmous products are being recalled?
|Brand name||Pack size||Use by date on packaging|
|Aldi The Deli brand Reduced Fat Houmous Classic Triple Pack||180g (3 x 60g)||3/11/2019 to 10/11/2019|
|Aldi The Deli brand Reduced Fat Houmous Selection Triple Pack||180g (3 x 60g)||2/11/2019 to 10/11/2019|
|Asda Beetroot Houmous||170g||28/10/2019 to 9/11/2019|
|Asda Extra Special Roasted Red Pepper Houmous||170g||28/10/2019 to 9/11/2019|
|Asda Extra Special Extra Virgin Olive Oil Houmous||170g||28/10/2019 to 9/11/2019|
|Asda Houmous||200g||28/10/2019 to 9/11/2019|
|Asda 30% less fat Houmous Stacker (plain)||180g (3 x 60g)||28/10/2019 to 09/11/2019|
|Asda 30% less fat Houmous Stacker (flavoured)||180g (3 x 60g)||28/10/2019 to 09/11/2019|
|Asda Carrot Sticks & Houmous||125g||28/10/2019 to 09/11/2019|
|Lidl Meadow Fresh Red Pepper Houmous||170g||3/11/2019 to 17/11/2019|
|Lidl Meadow Fresh Houmous Selection||180g (3 x 60g)||4/11/2019 to 16/11/2019|
|Morrisons The Best Pesto & Parmesan Houmous||150g||2/11/2019 to 7/11/2019|
|Morrisons Avocado Houmous with Pepperdew Peppers||200g||2/11/2019 to 7/11/2019|
|Nando’s Houmous & PERi-PERi drizzle (available in Asda, Ocado and Sainsbury’s)*||170g||29/10/2019 to 5/11/2019|
|Sainsbury’s Food to Go range On the Go Sweet Potato Falafel with Houmous||250g||29/10/2019 to 1/11/2019|
|Sainsbury’s Food to Go Range On the Go Carrots & Houmous||130g||28/10/2019 to 30/10/2019|
|Spar Houmous||170g||2/11/2019 to 17/11/2019|
*This does not affect houmous in Nando’s restaurants
Table last updated 4 November 2019
Symptoms of salmonella
Symptoms may start within 12 to 72 hours after infection and can cause:
- Abdominal cramps
Catching salmonella can be particularly dangerous for:
- People over 65
- Pregnant women and their unborn babies
- Babies less than one month old
- People with weakened immune systems
What do I do if food I’ve bought or eaten is recalled?
Don’t take the risk. The Food Standards Agency is advising anyone who has bought these products not to eat them.
You can return the product to the store or contact the retailer online for a full refund even if you’ve already eaten or thrown it away. All you need is a receipt, bank statement or online order confirmation to prove that you bought it.
If you have already eaten one of the affected products, pay close attention to any signs of illness and seek urgent medical advice should you need to.
If you or anyone else who ate the product (even if they didn’t buy it) falls ill as a result of consuming one of the recalled houmous products, you have rights under the Consumer Protection Act.
Our detailed guide will tell you what to do if you, a friend or family member have been harmed by a dangerous food product.
Read our guide to find out more about your rights and what you can do: what are my rights if there’s a safety warning or product recall?