Hummus Recalled Due To Listeria ContaminationBy: Lindsay McCane - May 23, 2014
Food manufacturer Lansal has made the decision to voluntary recall over seven tons of hummus due to the fear of listeria contamination.
The recall was announced on Thursday and directly impacts Target and Trader Joe’s stores. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products were removed from the stores as a precautionary action.
The possibility of contamination was discovered during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus by the Texas Department of Health. Lansal immediately contacted all of their retailers and distributors. So far, no illnesses have been reported.
Below is a list from the FDA of all of the products that were affected by the recall:
Item: Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 10oz. UPC: 85239233405 Use By Date: JUN/11/2014 Affected Areas: National
Item: 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
Item: 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
Item: Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping 17 oz. UPC: 85239233481 Use By Date: JUN/12/2014 Affected Area: National
Item: Giant Eagle Chipotle Hummus 8oz. UPC: 30034065881 Use By Date: MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14 Affected Areas: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.
Item: Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus 8oz. UPC: 30034064747 Use By Date: MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14 Affected Areas: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.
Item: 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
Item: 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
Item: 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
Item: Tryst Yellow Lentil Hummus with Sunflower Seeds & Apricots 10oz UPC: 8968630 01410 Use By Date: 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
Customers with questions about the recall have been asked to call 877-550-0694, and have been urged to return the product to the store for a full refund.
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