The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has confirmed that several batches of houmous sold in Aldi and Lidl have been recalled due to the presence of salmonella.
The affected items are sold under the brand names The Deli in Aldi and Meadow Fresh in Lidl.
According to the FSAI, retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the product has been sold.
Anyone who may have purchased any of the below items is being warned not to consume the product.
Products affected by the recall:
The Deli brand Reduced Fat Classic Houmous Triple Pack; pack size: 180g (3 x 60g); UBD 03/11/19
The Deli brand Reduced Fat Houmous Selection Triple Pack; pack size: 180g (3 x 60g); UBD 02/11/19 and 03/11/19
The Deli brand Basil Houmous topped with Pesto & Parmesan; pack size 170g; UBD 04/11/19
Meadow Fresh brand Red Pepper Houmous; pack size 170g; UBD 06/11/19
Meadow Fresh brand Classic Houmous stacker; pack size 180g (3 x 60g); UBD 06/11/19
Salmonella is a bacteria that can lead to food poisoning, incurring symptoms such as diarrhoea, cramps, vomiting, headache and fever. Symptoms generally develop between 12 and 36 hours after infection although this can range from six to 72 hours.
Illness can last between four to seven days depending on the severity and anyone experiencing symptoms should consult their doctor immediately.
(Imagery: FSAI website)