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Correction - Food Recall Warning - Peppo's Foods brand Hommous may be unsafe due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
September 30, 2014
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Peppo's Foods
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 30, 2014 - 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.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Peppo's Foods Hommous 1 kg 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 None

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.


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.


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

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