May 23, 2014 — Nearly 7 tons of hummus and other dips are being recalled by Hot Mama’s Foods, a company that distributes products to Trader Joe’s and Target. The products may be contaminated with Listeria, a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning. Fortunately, no illnesses have been reported.
The Texas Department of Health discovered Listeria after testing Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus (10 ounce). The recalled products had use-by dates between April and June 2014.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a recall notification with a list of recalled foods. They have also published pictures of recalled products. The products were distributed nationwide.
Products were recalled under the following brands:
- Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus
- Target Archer Farms Roasted Garlic Tapenade
- Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper
- Giant Eagle Chipotle
- Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus
- Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus
- Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip
- Tryst Yellow Lentil Hummus with Sunflower Seeds & Apricots
What is Listeriosis?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can cause a disease called listeriosis. This serious infection is most serious for pregnant women, who typically experience fever and can suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In older adults, infection can cause septicemia and meningitis.
- Stiff neck
- Loss of balance
- Muscle aches
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