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Updated Food Recall Warning - President's Choice brand hummus and dip products recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Recall date:
May 28, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Extent of the distribution:
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Recall details

Ottawa, May 28, 2015 - 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.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Hummus 454 g All codes 0 60383 03583 9
President's Choice Hummus 454 g All codes 0 60383 03582 2
President's Choice Spicy Hummus 227 g All codes 0 60383 03598 3
President's Choice Hummus 227 g All codes 0 60383 03580 8
President's Choice Spicy Hummus 454 g All codes 0 60383 03597 6
President's Choice Caramelized Vidalia Onion Hummus 227 g All codes 0 60383 06051 0
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Hummus 227 g All codes 0 60383 03581 5
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Red Pepper and Cumin Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13518 8
President's Choice Roasted Pepper and Paprika Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13517 1
President's Choice Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13519 5
President's Choice Butter Bean & Roasted Garlic Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13392 4
President's Choice Moroccan-Style Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13387 0
President's Choice Olive Tapenade Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13388 7
President's Choice Red Harissa Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13390 0
President's Choice Sweet Potato and Harissa Dip 280 g All codes 0 60383 13391 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 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 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 reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Loblaw Companies Limited: 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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