Hummus recall over stomach bug
A popular brand of hummus has been recalled because it may contain a bug which can cause severe diarrhoea and vomiting.
Life Health Food (LHF) announced yesterday that they were recalling Lisa's Organic Hummus Roasted Garlic dip with an expiry date of May 11 2012, because it had tested positive for listeria during routine testing.
Listeria is a bacteria which can cause the serious illness listeriosis, symptoms of which can include fever, headache, diarrhoea and vomiting.
About 300 tubs of the hummus have already been sold, virtually all in the South Island.
There have been no reports of illness as of yet, but consumers who felt unwell after eating the product were advised to seek medical advice.
An LHF spokeswoman said the recall only affected Lisa's Organic Hummus Roasted Garlic dip with the above expiry date. It did not affect any other products in the Lisa's range.
''If you have purchased this product do not consume it. Instead, return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.''
She said the company was in control of the majority of the batch stock, which it had withdrawn from distribution.
The LHF customer services team was available to help consumers with inquires regarding the recall of the hummus and people can call (09) 829 5700 for more information.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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