Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 30, 2014 22:56 ET

Correction-Food Recall Warning: Peppo's Foods Brand Hommous May Be Unsafe Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2014) -

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The food safety warning issued on September 26, 2014 has been amended to correctly identify the affected codes for the Peppo's Foods brand Hommous. The corrections for these products are marked by an asterisk (*) below.

Peppo's Foods is recalling Hommous from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Retailers, restaurants and institutions should not sell or use the recalled product described below due to Listeria monocytogenes.

The following product has been sold nationally.

Recalled Products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Peppo's Foods Hommous 1 kg None JL201404-8, JL201404-9, AU201409-7*, AU201412-13, AU201422-11, AU201422-12, AU201422-13, AU201422-14, AU201422-15, AU201420-13, SE201404-5, SE201404-6, JL201418-8, JL201418-11, SE201413-6, SE201413-7

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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