About 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products are being recalled because of concerns about possible listeria contamination, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people. It can make healthy people sick as well.
The recall, by Lansal, Inc. (d.b.a Hot Mama's Foods), is precautionary and no illnesses have been reported.
The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus (10 ounce) by the Texas Department of Health.
The recalled products were sold at stores nationwide, including Target. Here is a full list of the recalled products from the Food and Drug Administration: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
Lansal, Inc. has contacted all affected retail customers and distributors, instructing them to remove the product from sale. They are working with the appropriate agencies, including state Departments of Health.
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.