Product sold in Aldi and Lidl stores in Kilkenny recalled over salmonella fears
A NUMBER of food products have been taken off the shelves of Kilkenny supermarkets due to the presence of salmonella.
Houmous being sold in Aldi and Lidl stores has been recalled. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has released a statement warning the public of the potential dangers of eating the products.
“Zorba Delicacies is recalling batches of Aldi’s The Deli brand and Lidl’s Meadow Fresh brand Houmous due to the presence of salmonella.
“The presence of salmonella may make these products unsafe to eat. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in store.
“People infected with salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between six and 72 hours.
“The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.
“The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.”