04 November 2019 16:38
A recall of hummus from UK supermarkets - sparked by a salmonella scare last week - has been extended. The recall has been made by dip maker Zorba Delicacies, which supplies several supermarkets including Aldi, Morrisons, Lidl, Asda and Sainsbury's. The first recall covered goods with use-by dates of up to 7 November, but has now been extended to 17 November. The full list of hummus products subject to the recall can be found on the Food Standards Agency's website. The recall also includes products sold by John Lewis, Iceland, Booker, Spar, Safeway and The Real Deli.
The FSA said that symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Two years ago, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer withdrew parts of their hummus ranges from stores because of a "production issue". The warning has been issued as the items pose the risk of salmonella, which could result in symptoms including cramps, sickness and fever. Last week Zorba Delicacies Limited - who supply houmous products to various supermarkets - issued the recall and it has now been extended onto other items. The Food Standards Agency said: "Zorba Delicacies Limited is further extending the recall to include additional brands and flavours of houmous because the products may contain salmonella." READ MORE: Costa Coffee urgent food recall over failed allergy warning emerges - check affected item Lidl, Aldi, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons issue urgent recall for hummus over 'deadly salmonella scare' The first recall covered expiration dates up to November 7th, but it's now been extended a further 10 years.
The full list of recalled products can be found on the Food Standards Agency's website. Zorba Delicacies said further extensive testing of batches 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. The FSA stated that symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, and added: "If you have bought any of the [affected] products do not eat them. A recall of hummus dips from major UK supermarkets has been extended pending further tests amid an ongoing salmonella scare.
A spokesman for Zorba Delicates said: "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." The FSA said no other Zorba products are thought to be affected. London (CNN) Several major British supermarkets are recalling hummus dips amid fears they contain salmonella. The recall, instigated by hummus producer Zorba Foods, began last week but has now been extended to include products from a number of large chains. Sainsbury's, Aldi, Asda, Lidl and Morrisons are among the stores affected, according to a full list of products in question published by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA). The recall encompasses products with use-by dates of up to November 17.