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Supermarkets 'urgently recall' 82 different types of hummus over salmonella fears

Customers can get a full refund

Major supermarkets stores such as Asda, Lidl, Aldi, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have 'urgently recalled' 82 different types of hummus over salmonella fears.

Reports claim that 17 products were originally affected but this has now been widened out to over 80 items.

Asda has listed its products that have been affected (Credit: Asda)

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The Sun reports that 'mostly own-brand' products are affected.

The stores in question are: Aldi, Asda, Booker, Iceland, John Lewis, Lidl, Morrisons, Safeway, Sainsbury's and Spar.

The publication says that brand names like The Real Deli and Zorba, as well as the popular Nando's-branded hummus with PERi-PERi Drizzle, which is sold at Asda, Ocado, and Sainsbury's are also affected.

The Food Standard Agency (FSA) has advised lovers of the chickpea dip to throw away or return products made by supplier Zorba Delicacies. Some products listed also include falafels - made from chickpeas.

The FSA's website carries a full list of products affected (Credit: Food Standards Agency)

The FSA's website says: "Zorba Delicacies Limited is further extending the recall to include additional brands and flavours of houmous because the products may contain salmonella."

It goes onto say: "If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund."

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

"The products listed above might be contaminated with salmonella. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps."

The Agency then goes onto provide a full list of all the products affected.

Click here to read the full list.

A Nando's product has also been recalled (Credit: Nando's/Ocado)

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The newspaper reports that the salmonella can take up to 72 hours on average for symptoms to develop after eating contaminated food.

Once contracted, debilitating symptoms can last for as long as a week.

Most sufferers recover without medical help, but some serious cases require hospital treatment for dehydration.

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