Hummus salmonella scare – products recalled from UK supermarkets

hummus salmonella scare

UK hummus salmonella scare products recall

Last week’s hummus recall has been extended. Zorba Delicacies manufacture a range of hummus products and originally recalled products with use-by dates of 7 November. This has now been extended to November 17th.

The full list of recalled hummus products can be read on the Food Standards Agency website. The manufacturer supplies Aldi, Morrisons, Lidl, Asda and Sainsburys. Their products are also sold be John Lewis, Iceland, Booker, Spar, Safeway and the Real Deli. A Nando’s product is also affected.

The products were recalled because of concerns over potential salmonella contamination.

According to Zorba Delicacies further testing of the suspected ingredient had “resulted in a new presumptive indication of the presence of salmonella in a sample of the ingredient”.

“We immediately alerted the FSA [Food Standard Agency] and our customers of this finding.

“While this will not be confirmed, for certain, until further testing has been completed, and despite all other samples being totally clear, we have taken the precautionary step of recalling additional hummus items based on this presumptive result.”

Salmonella poisoning can be very serious

If you think you have Salmonella from eating affected Hummus products, or for any other reason, you should contact a medical practitioner immediately.

For more information please read our article on Salmonella poisoning