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All you need to know about Hummus product recall news

A salmonella scare has scintillated the recall of hummus stocked in a wide range of supermarkets.

 The recall is for various products at chains such as world-renowned Aldi, Morrisons, Lidl, Asda and Sainsbury’s.

The products have use-by dates ranging from 31 October to 7 November but now has been extended to 17 November.

The FSA said that symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhea, and cramps.

The FSA issued information about the recall on 29 October.

The companies said the recall does not guarantee body and health contamination of the consumers and insisted that it is purely a precautionary measure until further testing can be carried out. 

The Food Standard Agency has advised the public not to eat any such products and return them to the store where they bought them for a full refund.

You can find the full Hummus Product Recall list from the link https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-48-2019-update-2

We’ve put together this little guide to help you know everything about hummus:

Introduction

Hummus is a spread made from cooked and mashed beans, blended with tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic.

 

History

It is popular in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It can also be found in grocery stores in North America and Europe.

Hummus” comes from the Arabic word meaning “chickpeas”, and the full name of the prepared spread in Arabic is ḥummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna which means “chickpeas with tahini”.

The earliest known written recipes for hummus are recorded in cookbooks written in Cairo in the 13th century.

Nutrition value

Hummus has appreciable amounts of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin B6, manganese and other nutrients.

Fat content, mostly from tahini and olive oil, is about 14% of the total; other major contents are 65% water, 17% carbohydrates, including a small amount of sugar, and about 10% protein.

Europe consumes about 12,000 tonnes a year of hummus and other recipes related to it.

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