FDA announces RECALL of hummus & dip products; is YOUR favorite brand affected?
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Love hummus? You’ll want to avoid certain brands of hummus and other dip products — due to an FDA recall!
The FDA 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.
It’s an organism that 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.
The FDA is recalling all of the products manufactured at the same facility and distributed to both wholesalers and retailers.
Some of the hummus and dips being recalled are sold at Target and Trader Joes.
The following products are included in the recall:
- Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus
- Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus — an ingredient item used in SuperTarget store production of Archer Farms Mediterranean Veggie Hummus Wraps and Archer Farms Hummus Veggie Snacker
- Target Archer Farms Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade
- Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper topping
- Giant Eagle Chipotle Hummus
- Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus
- Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus
- Trader Joe’s Five-Layered Dip (Small)
- Trader Joe’s Five-Layered Dip (Large)
- Tryst Yellow Lentil Hummus with Sunflower Seeds & Apricots
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.
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.
CLICK HERE for more information on the recalled products — including UPC codes and use by dates.