Food recall warning

Peppo's Foods brand Hommous may be unsafe due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
September 26, 2014
Type of communication:
Advisory
Alert sub-type:
Food Safety Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
9200

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 26, 2014 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product described below due to Listeria monocytogenes.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This warning was triggered by test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of this or other products. If products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through a Food Recall Warning.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Peppo's Foods Hommous 1 kg JL201404-8, JL201404-9, AU201412-13, AU201422-11, AU201422-12, AU201422-13, AU201422-14, AU201422-15, AU201420-13, AU201425-1*, SE201404-5, SE201404-6, JL201418-8, JL201418-11, SE201408-7*, SE201413-6, SE201413-7
*Correction made September 30, 2014
None

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