The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a Food Safety Warning advising consumers, retailers and caterers not to use or sell “Peppo’s Foods brand Hommous” because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The contaminated hummus is packed in 1 kg containers labelled with one of 17 different date codes from JL201404-8 to SE201413-7 and has been distributed nationally to retail outlets. Consumers are advised to discard the product or return it to the place of purchase.
The issue of the Warning was prompted by the results of microbiological tests and the CFIA is now conducting a food safety investigation to determine whether a recall of this and other products is necessary. No cases of related illness have been reported to date.
The Food Safety Warning can be found in full on the CFIA website here.