'Metallic taste' hummus taken off shelves.
A SUPERMARKET has taken its entire range of hummus off the shelves, including its North East shops, after customers reported a metallic taste.
Sainsbury's took the action in response to complaints from shoppers about the dip.
The supermarket giant has taken every variation of its chickpeabased snack off the shelves as an investigation ensues. Signs have been placed on bare shelves advising shoppers that there is currently no hummus due to a "production issue".
The chain has also removed the dip from its online store - reporting that it's out of stock.
The news has driven many people on social media to despair at the shortage. Luckily, the popular dip is expected to be back on the shelves within days. A Sainsbury's spokesman said: "We've temporarily removed a number of hummus lines from sale due to a production issue."
Sainsbury's bosses said the incident was not a food safety issue and has not been reported to the Food Standards Agency.
Some other supermarkets are also said to be affected. An M&S spokesman said they'd removed some of their products.