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30 Oct 2019

Food recall: Houmous sold in Aldi, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons, Nando's, Sainsbury's and Spar poses salmonella risk

As many as 17 different houmous products have been recalled due to concerns over presence of the bug

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 namePack sizeUse by date on packaging
Aldi The Deli brand Reduced Fat Houmous Classic Triple Pack180g (3 x 60g)3/11/2019 to 10/11/2019
Aldi The Deli brand Reduced Fat Houmous Selection Triple Pack180g (3 x 60g)2/11/2019 to 10/11/2019
Asda Beetroot Houmous170g28/10/2019 to 9/11/2019
Asda Extra Special Roasted Red Pepper Houmous170g28/10/2019 to 9/11/2019
Asda Extra Special Extra Virgin Olive Oil Houmous170g28/10/2019 to 9/11/2019
Asda Houmous200g28/10/2019 to 9/11/2019
Asda 30% less fat Houmous Stacker (plain)180g (3 x 60g)28/10/2019 to 09/11/2019

*This does not affect houmous in Nando's restaurants
Table last updated 4 November 2019

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Symptoms of salmonella

Symptoms may start within 12 to 72 hours after infection and can cause:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • 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?