Some hummus products sold at Trader Joe's and Target stores are being voluntarily recalled due to a possible risk of listeria.
Prepared foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc. announced a recall Thursday, citing the discovery by Texas health officials of possible contamination in Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus.
The Massachusetts-based company said the recall of more than 14, 800 pounds of hummus and other dip products was only a precaution. No illness has been reported.
The products included:
Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 10 oz. -- UPC 85239233405 (Use by date of June 11, 2014)
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 Mediterranean Veggie Hummus Wrap and Archer Farms Hummus Veggie Snacker) – UPC 896863001823 (Use by date of June 11, 2014)
Target Archer Farms Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade 17 oz -- UPC 85239233498 (Use by June 9, 2014; June 12, 2014)
Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus 8oz. -- UPC 988582 (Use by April 28, 2014; April 28, 2014; April 29, 2014; May 9, 2014)
Trader Joe's 5 Layered Dip Small 11.5oz. -- UPC 435451 (Use by April 15, 2014)
Trader Joe's 5 Layered Dip Large 24oz. -- UPC 274043 (Use by April 15, 2014)
A full list can be found on the FDA website.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those 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.
Consumers who have purchased the above hummus products are asked 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 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.