Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 28, 2015 22:19 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: President's Choice Brand Hummus and Dip Products Recalled Due to a Toxin Produced by Staphylococcus Bacteria

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The food recall warning issued on May 25, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President's Choice brand hummus and dip products from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold nationally.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Hummus 454 g 0 60383 03583 9 All codes
President's Choice Hummus 454 g 0 60383 03582 2 All codes
President's Choice Spicy Hummus 227 g 0 60383 03598 3 All codes
President's Choice Hummus 227 g 0 60383 03580 8 All codes
President's Choice Spicy Hummus 454 g 0 60383 03597 6 All codes
President's Choice Caramelized Vidalia Onion Hummus 227 g 0 60383 06051 0 All codes
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Hummus 227 g 0 60383 03581 5 All codes
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Red Pepper and Cumin Hummus 280 g 0 60383 13518 8 All codes
President's Choice Roasted Pepper and Paprika Hummus 280 g 0 60383 13517 1 All codes
President's Choice Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Hummus 280 g 0 60383 13519 5 All codes
President's Choice Butter Bean & Roasted Garlic Hummus 280 g 0 60383 13392 4 All codes
President's Choice Moroccan-Style Hummus 280 g 0 60383 13387 0 All codes
President's Choice Olive Tapenade Hummus 280 g 0 60383 13388 7 All codes
President's Choice Red Harissa Hummus 280 g 0 60383 13390 0 All codes
President's Choice Sweet Potato and Harissa Dip 280 g 0 60383 13391 7 All codes

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 it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures. Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases of illness, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.

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Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. 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 recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

• Loblaw Companies Limited: customerservice@presidentschoice.ca or 1-888- 495-5111

• CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

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    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600