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Food Recall Warning - President's Choice brand Moroccan-Style Hummus recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria
- Recall date:
- May 25, 2015
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Loblaw Companies Limited
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, May 25, 2015 - Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President's Choice brand Moroccan-Style Hummus from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|President's Choice||Moroccan-Style Hummus||280 g||Best before: 2015 JN 14||0 60383 13387 0|
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product 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.
This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Loblaw Companies Limited: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-495-5111
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
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