MEDFORD, Ore. – Just as barbecue and picnic season kicks off, nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products are being recalled across the country. A Food and Drug Administration report says some of the items could be contaminated with a strain of Listeria.
Prepared Foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc. has announced that as a precaution it is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes. The organism 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:
Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 10oz. & 2oz. – Use by Dates: JUN/11/2014
Target Archer Farms Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade 17 oz. – Use by Dates: JUN/9/14 & JUN/12/14
Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping 17 oz. – Use by Dates: JUN/12/2014
Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus 8oz. – Use by Dates: APR/28/14, APR/29/14 & MAY/9/24
The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus by the Texas Department of Health. No illness have 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.