Waitrose and Tesco have recalled a number of their own brands of houmous (chick pea paste) due to the presence of Salmonella in the products, according to an announcement issued today by the UK Food Standards Agency.
Waitrose recalled two package sizes of houmous with a date code of 23 April after finding Salmonella in the product. As a precaution, the company also recalled 11 different products that were made using the contaminated houmous. The recall covers all date codes up to and including April 29th.
Tesco has recalled two batches of houmous – Chicken Topped Red Pepper Pesto Houmous (205g pack) with a date code of 23 April 2008, and Red Pepper Pesto Houmous (200g pack) with a date code of 24 April 2008.
Customers who purchased the recalled products are asked to return them to the store for a refund.