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FDA Recalls Hummus, Dips Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

The affected brands were sold nationally at Target and Trader Joe's stores.

Photo provided by FDA website.
Photo provided by FDA website.

From the FDA:

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:

  • 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 Super Target 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
  • 85239233481Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping 17 oz. JUN/12/2014 National
  • 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

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.



Elvis May 24, 2014 at 01:41 PM
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