05/29/2015 12:34 EDT | Updated 05/29/2016 05:59 EDT

Loblaws Hummus Recall Expanded Over Bacteria Concerns


BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. has expanded its recall of Presidents Choice hummus over toxin concerns to cover more than a dozen varieties.

The company says the recalled product may contain the toxin produced by staphylococcus bacteria, and it should not be eaten.

The recalled product has been removed from store shelves.

Loblaw says customers can return the recalled hummus for a refund.

Earlier this week, Loblaw recalled PC Moroccan-Style Hummus and announced the expanded recall on Thursday.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the recalled products.

The recalled product includes:

PC Butterbean & Roasted Garlic Hummus 280 g

PC Caramelized Vidalia Onion Hummus 227 g

PC Chickpea Dip and Spread Hummus 227 g and 454 g

PC Garlic Hummus 227 g and 454 g

PC Moroccan-Style Hummus 280 g

PC Olive Tapenade Hummus 280 g

PC Red Harissa Hummus 280 g

PC Roasted Garlic Red Pepper and Cumin Hummus 280 g

PC Roasted Pepper and Paprika Hummus 280 g

PC Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Hummus 280 g

PC Spicy Hummus 227 g and 454 g

PC Sweet Potato and Harissa Dip 280 g

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