Urgent warning to houmous lovers as popular brand sold in Tesco is recalled over fears it may contain PLASTIC
- A batch of houmous is thought to be contaminated with small pieces of plastic
- The Food Standards Agency fears the plastic in the dip is a choking hazard
A brand of houmous sold in the likes of Tesco is being urgently recalled over fears it might contain small pieces of plastic.
The manufacturers of Ramona’s Heavenly Original Humous have issued a ‘do not eat warning’ after identifying the ‘possible presence’ of small pieces of plastic in the dip.
Food Standards Agency (FSA) watchdogs said the risk ‘presents a possible choking hazard and makes this product unsafe to eat’.
The 500g pot of Ramona’s Heavenly Original Humous with a use by date of 28 July 2023 is affected. It costs around £3. No other products or batch codes are affected by this issue
What to do if someone is choking
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Only the 500g pot of Ramona’s Heavenly Original Humous with a use by date of 28 July 2023 is affected. It costs around £3.
No other products or batch codes are affected by this issue.
The houmous manufacturers Ramona’s said that, as a ‘precautionary measure’, they are asking all customers who bought this batch of houmous to not eat it.
Ramona’s is instead urging customers to return the dip to their nearest store where they will receive a full refund without needing to show a receipt.
The company said: ‘We are really sorry about this but delivering the best quality product is our number one priority and we cannot take the risk of you finding plastic in the product.’
Small pieces of plastic in food are a choking hazard for both children and adults.
Chocking happens when someone’s airway suddenly gets blocked, this can be partially or fully, but enough so they can’t breathe properly.
If an adult is chocking, they may be able to clear the blockage themselves, the NHS.
However, if coughing doesn’t help back blows and abdominal thrusts can help. If this does not work, you should call 999 immediately.
The NHS warns that you should not give abdominal thrusts to babies under one years old or to pregnant women.
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