FDA: Hummus, dip recalled for possible Listeria contamination
Prepared Foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc.( d.b.a Hot Mama’s Foods), announced today that as a precaution it is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes, an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Lansal, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at the same facility and distributed to both wholesalers and retailers during the same time. These include the following products that are packaged in plastic containers:
|UPC||Item||Use by Dates||Affected Areas|
|85239233405||Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 10oz.||JUN/11/2014||National|
|8968630 01823||Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 2lb. (Non-retail item; Ingredient item used in SuperTarget store production of 2 items, Archer Farms Mediterranean Veggie Hummus Wrap and Archer Farms Hummus Veggie Snacker)||JUN/11/2014||National|
|85239233498||Target Archer Farms Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade 17 oz.||JUN/9/14 & JUN/12/14||National|
|85239233481||Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping 17 oz.||JUN/12/2014||National|
|30034065881||Giant Eagle Chipotle Hummus 8oz.||MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14||Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.|
|30034064747||Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus 8oz.||MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14||Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.|
|988582||Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus 8oz.||APR/28/14 & APR/29/14 & MAY/9/24||Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (Southern), Washington|
|435451||Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip Small 11.5oz.||APR/15/2014||Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin|
|274043||Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip Large 24oz.||APR/15/2014||Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin|
|8968630 01410||Tryst Yellow Lentil Hummus with Sunflower Seeds & Apricots 10oz||
Only Products with the following Lot Codes:
USE BY JUN/10/14 E Time stamp & USE BY JUN/12/14 E Time Stamp
|Midwest & Pacific Northwest regions of United States|
The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus (10 ounce) by the Texas Department of Health. No illness has been reported.
Lansal, Inc. has contacted all impacted retail customers and distributors instructing them to remove all affected product from sale and is working with the appropriate agencies including state Departments of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and local authorities.
Consumers who have purchased the above hummus products are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free (877) 550-0694 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time 7 Days a week.