Friday, May 29, 2015

Loblaws recalls hummus

Loblaws is recalling 14 kinds of hummus and a sweet potato and Harrisa dip, all sold under its President’s Choice label.

Some people have been sickened by a poison produced by Staphylococcus bacteria found in the products. How many and where is apparently a state secret.

So far the Public Health Agency of Canada has said nothing about the situation. So much for our guardian of public health.

The name of the supplier has not been released. So much for Loblaws transparency.

Hummus is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

In Ontario the recall includes sales from Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Box by No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Shoppers Drug Mart and affiliated independent stores. 

There are more and different Loblaws store names in Atlantic and Western Canada and they are all involved in the recall.