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Health Hazard Alert - Certain GNG Food Service Inc. brand hummous may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
February 5, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
GNG Food Service Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:
7796

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
GNG Food Service Inc. Hummous 5 kg Production Date: 20 January, 2013
Expiry Date: 04 February, 2013;
Production Date: 24 January, 2013
Expiry Date: 08 February, 2013;
Production Date: 28 January, 2013
Expiry Date: 12 February, 2013
None Microbiological - Listeria
GNG Food Service Inc. Hummous 11 kg Production Date: 20 January, 2013
Expiry Date: 04 February, 2013;
Production Date: 24 January, 2013
Expiry Date: 08 February, 2013;
Production Date: 28 January, 2013
Expiry Date: 12 February, 2013
None Microbiological - Listeria

More information

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

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