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5 Nov 2019

Houmous recall update: More than 80 products at UK supermarkets now affected

The updated recall now includes additional brands and flavours of houmous on sale at Iceland, John Lewis and Safeway

Zorba Delicacies Limited has extended its houmous recall to include more than 80 products that are at risk of containing salmonella.

The company, which supplies houmous to some of the UK's biggest supermarkets, issued its original recall in October. That initial recall covered 17 individual houmous products that could potentially contain salmonella. A total of seven retailers were affected, with the list including Aldi, Asda, Lidl and Sainsbury's.

However, the Food Standards Agency has since extended the recall to include more than 80 houmous products from nearly twice as many retailers. We've detailed a comprehensive list of all of the affected products below, along with advice on what to do if you've been affected.

Which houmous products are being recalled?

Below, we've rounded up all of the products that are affected by the recall.

For more details on pack size and use-by dates, visit Food.gov.uk.


  • Basil Houmous topped with Pesto and Parmesan
  • Caramelised Onion Houmous
  • Moroccan Houmous
  • Moroccan Houmous topped with Harissa Chickpeas
  • Plain Houmous
  • The Deli brand Reduced Fat Houmous Classic Triple Pack
  • The Deli brand Reduced Fat Houmous Selection Triple Pack
  • Red Pepper Houmous
  • Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Sweet Chilli Houmous


  • Beetroot Houmous
  • Caramelised Onion Houmous
  • Carrot Sticks & Houmous
  • Houmous
  • Extra Special Roasted Red Pepper Houmous
  • Extra Special Virgin Olive Oil Houmous
  • Jalapeno Houmous
  • Moroccan Houmous
  • Organic Houmous
  • Red Pepper Houmous
  • Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Sweet Chilli Houmous
  • 30% Less Fat Red Pepper & Chilli Houmous
  • 30% Less Fat Houmous Stacker (Mixed flavour)
  • 30% Less Fat Houmous Stacker (Plain flavour)


  • Discover the Choice Lemon & Coriander Houmous
  • Discover the Choice Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Discover the Choice Red Pepper Houmous
  • Discover the Choice Houmous


  • Houmous
  • Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Red Pepper Houmous
  • Sweet Chilli Houmous

John Lewis

  • Carrot & Houmous Dip Pot


  • Deluxe Houmous topped with Feta & Caramelised Onion
  • Deluxe Red Pepper Houmous topped with Harissa
  • Deluxe Houmous topped with Pesto and Parmesan
  • Meadow Fresh Caramelised Onion Houmous
  • Meadow Fresh Classic Houmous
  • Meadow Fresh Classic Houmous Selection
  • Meadow Fresh Red Pepper Houmous
  • Meadow Fresh Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Meadow Fresh Reduced Fat Houmous Selection
  • Meadow Fresh Moroccan Style Houmous


  • Avocado Houmous
  • Caramelised Onion Houmous
  • Houmous
  • Jalapeno Houmous
  • Lemon & Coriander Houmous
  • Moroccan Houmous
  • Plain Stacker Plain Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Plain Stacker Plain Standard Houmous
  • Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Reduced Fat Roast Red Pepper Houmous
  • Red Pepper Houmous
  • Sundried Tomato Houmous
  • Sweet Chilli Houmous
  • Tomato and Basil Houmous
  • The Best Pesto & Parmesan Houmous Range
  • The Best Sunblush Red Pepper Houmous


  • Houmous with Peri-Peri drizzle


  • Houmous


  • J Sainsbury's Carrot and Houmous
  • J Sainsbury's Nuts and grains Houmous
  • J Sainsbury's Sweet Potatoes Falafel Houmous
  • On The Go Carrots & Houmous
  • On The Go Sweet Potato Falafel with Houmous


  • Full Fat Houmous
  • Moroccan Houmous
  • Red Pepper Houmous

The Real Deli

  • Plain Houmous
  • Plain Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Reduced Fat Red Pepper Houmous


  • Classic Houmous
  • Houmous Stacker
  • Reduced Fat Houmous
  • Reduced Fat Houmous Stacker
  • Red Pepper Houmous

Products listed above correct as of 5 November 2019.

Check to see whether you are affected by other product recalls.

Symptoms of salmonella

The most common symptoms that can arise within 12 to 72 hours of the infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.

Catching salmonella can be particularly dangerous for people over 65, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.

What can I do if my food is being recalled?

Do not eat it. The Food Standards Agency is advising that any customers who are affected should return the product to the store or contact the retailer for a full refund.

You will still receive a refund even if you have already eaten or thrown the product 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 these products, pay close attention to any of the symptoms that may develop and seek urgent medical advice if necessary.

Under the Consumer Protection Act, you have rights if you, or anyone you know, falls ill as a result of consuming one of the recalled houmous products.

Our guide details what you should do if you or anyone you know has been harmed by a dangerous food product. Read on to find out more: what are my rights if there's a safety warning or product recall?