Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 27, 2014 01:35 ET

Food Safety Warning: Peppo's Foods Brand Hommous May Be Unsafe Due to Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2014) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product described below due to Listeria monocytogenes.

The following product has been sold nationally.

Product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Peppo's Foods Hommous 1 kg None JL201404-8, JL201404-9, AU201412-13, AU201422-11, AU201422-12, AU201422-13, AU201422-14, AU201422-15, AU201420-13, AU201425-1, SE201404-5, SE201404-6, JL201418-8, JL201418-11, SE201408-7, SE201413-6, SE201413-7

What you should do

Check to see if you have the product in your home or establishment. If the product is in your home or establishment, do not consume, sell or use it.

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.

Background

This warning was triggered by test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of this or other products. If products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through a Food Recall Warning.

Illnesses

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

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Contact Information

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    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600