Listeria Concerns Prompt Nationwide Hummus Recall

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Lansal, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall on 14,860 pounds of their hummus and bean dip products effective across the country due to possible listeria contamination.

Hummus and bean dip varieties involved in the recall include Target Archer Farms, Trader Joes, Tryst, and Giant Eagle. The affected products have “use by” dates between April and June 2014. All retailers and distributors have been contacted by Lansal, Inc. to remove the affected product.

Consumers should not eat any of the hummus products included in the recall. They are encouraged to dispose of them, or to return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Listeria monocytogenes is a an organism that is most serious for very young people, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems.

According to the FDA, “healthy people may experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”

For a full list of affected products and a contact number for further questions, check out the FDA’s website.

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