Hummus Recall Issued Over Possible Listeria Contamination

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    AP

    If you are planning to add hummus to your list of Memorial Day snacks, watch out.

    Food manufacturer Lansal has issued a voluntary recall on about 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to concerns about possible listeria contamination.

    The recalled products include hummus sold at Target, Giant Eagle and Trader Joe's.

    The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus by the Texas Department of Health. So far, no illness has been reported.

    Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

    Lansal has contacted all impacted retail customers and distributors and asked them to remove the affected product from shelves.

    Customers who purchased the recalled products can dispose or return it for a full refund. For more information about the recall, call (877) 550-0694.

    List of items recalled and affected areas

    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