Certain GNG food Service Inc. brand Hummous may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
January 29, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
GNG Food Service Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
GNG Food Service Inc. Hummous 5 kg Production Date:
15.January 2013
Expiry Date:
30. January 2013
GNG Food Service Inc. Hummous 11 kg Production Date:
15.January 2013
Expiry Date:
30. January 2013

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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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