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Hummus Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Hummus Recall 2014

Hot Mama’s Foods of Massachusetts who produce hummus, is issuing a voluntary recall due to possible listeria contamination.

Lansal Inc., which does business as Hot Mama’s Foods and makes products for Target and Trader Joe’s, is recalling hummus and dip products, the Food and Drug Administration announced.

Lansal recalled 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip after the possible contamination was discovered during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus conducted by the Texas Department of Health.

Products affected by the recall include Target Archer Farms roasted red pepper with roasted red pepper topping, Giant Eagle chipotle hummus, Trader Joe’s 5 layered dip and Tryst yellow lentil hummus with sunflower seeds & apricots.

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.

So far, no illnesses have 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.

These include the following products that are packaged in plastic containers:

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

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