Trader Joe’s and Target are two stores that are recalling close to seven tons of hummus and other dips from the market due to a possible listeria contamination. According to the Huffington Post, a Massachusetts-based food manufacturer Hot Mama’s Foods announced the voluntary recall on Thursday, May 22nd.
The FDA posted a notice dated Monday, May 19th, that Prepared Foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc. is recalling “approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to concerns about possible 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.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, hummus isn’t the only item being recalled. The report stated that Trader Joe’s, Target and other retailers are also recalling 241cases of bulk walnuts after a recent routine sampling of the product revealed traces of listeria. Lansal launched the recall of hummus after a single 10-ounce container of Target Acher Farms Traditional Hummus surveyed by the Texas Department of Health tested positive for the bacteria.
Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 10oz. UPC: 85239233405 Use By Date: JUN/11/2014 Affected Areas: National
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) UPC: 8968630 01823 Use By Date: JUN/11/2014 Affected Areas: National
Target Archer Farms Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade 17 oz. UPC: 85239233498 Use By Date: JUN/9/14 & JUN/12/14 Affected Areas: National
Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping 17 oz. UPC: 85239233481 Use By Date: JUN/12/2014 Affected Areas: National
Giant Eagle Chipotle Hummus 8oz.UPC: 30034065881 Use By Date: MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14 Affected Areas: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland
Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus 8oz. UPC: 30034064747 Use By Date: MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14 Affected Areas: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland
Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus 8oz. UPC: 988582 Use By Date: APR/28/14 & APR/29/14 & MAY/9/24 Affected Areas: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (Southern), Washington
Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip Small 11.5oz. UPC: 435451 Use By Date: APR/15/2014 Affected Areas: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin
Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip Large 24oz. UPC: 274043 Use By Date: APR/15/2014 Affected Areas: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin
Tryst Yellow Lentil Hummus with Sunflower Seeds & Apricots 10oz UPC: 8968630 01410 Use By Date: Only Products with the following Lot Codes:USE BY JUN/10/14 E Time stamp & USE BY JUN/12/14 E Time Stamp Affected Areas: Midwest & Pacific Northwest regions of United States