UPDATED Recall of Batches of Avoca Hummus and Avoca Colcannon due to Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2017. 02


Avoca Hummus (264g); Avoca Colcannon (550g)

Batch Code:

Batch Code J30 - Hummus Use by 09.02.17, Colcannon Use by 04.02.17

Country Of Origin:



Avoca is recalling a single batch each of its Avoca Hummus and Avoca Colcannon because of the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. These products were sold from Avoca stores only.

Update of 06.02.17: The Hummus product involved has a use by date of 09.02.17 and not 07.02.17 as previously advised by Avoca.

Nature Of Danger:

Detection of Listeria monocytogenes - Listeriosisis a serious disease which can be life threatening, particularly for pregnant women, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system.

Action Required:


No action is required by EHOs at present; however, please notify FSAI (rapidalert@fsai.ie) of any concerns.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Food businesses should remove the affected batches from sale and clearly display a Point of Sale recall notice informing customers not to eat the affected batches.


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches. Consumers who have bought an implicated batch should dispose of the product or return it to Avoca.  

Avoca Hummus
Avoca Colcannon