Aldi and Lidl recall batches of houmous due to presence of Salmonella
Take note if you've purchased any of these.
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.
Consumers are advised not to consume the implicated batches.
Products affected by the recall are as follows:
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
Images of the affected products can be seen below.
Retailers have been asked to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the implicated batches were sold.
People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between six and 72 hours.
The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.
Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.