Target, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and other grocery stores have issued several major recalls for hummus with pine nuts due to contamination with Listeria, a food poisoning bacteria.
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Hummus Recalled at Walmart, Target, Harris Teeter, Giant Eagle
In June 2017, House of Thaller, of Knoxville, TN issued a recall for three brands of hummus with pine nut toppings that may be contaminated with Listeria. No illnesses were reported.
The hummus was sold at Walmart, Target, Harris Teeter, Giant Eagle, and other grocery stores nationwide from April 18 to June 13, 2017. The following products were recalled:
- Fresh Foods Market brand “Artisan Hummus with Pine Nuts” with the UPC number 72036027054
- Lantana brand “White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut & Herb Topping” with the UPC number 896863001434
- Marketside brand “Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts” with the UPC number 681131138475
To check if your hummus is on the recall list, visit the recall notice posted to the FDA website on June 19, 2017.
Sabra Hummus Recalls
In November 2016, Sabra recalled most hummus with “best-by”dates before January 23, 2017 due to Listeria. No illnesses were reported.
In April 2015, Sabra recalled a limited amount of hummus after a finished sample of Sabra Classic Hummus from a store in Michigan tested positive for Listeria.
In November 2016, FDA inspectors found 27 positive swabs for Listeria at Sabra hummus manufacturing plant in Virginia. The strains of Listeria were nearly identical to the strain in the 2015 hummus recall, suggesting that Listeria “may be persistent in the production environment,” according to the FDA.
Trader Joe’s Hummus Recalls for Listeria Risk
In December 2016, Trader Joe’s recalled two flavors of hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria:
|States Affected||Product||Code Date|
|IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH and WI||Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus ONLY (SKU 91107)||USE BY dates up through and including “12/15/16” and plant identification code “C”|
|AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, LA, NC, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WA||Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus (SKU 91107) AND Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus (SKU 90642)||USE BY dates up through and including “12/15/16” and plant identification code “C”|
In May 2015, Trader Joe’s and Target recalled nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus after Listeria was found in a sample of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus (10-oz) by health officials in Texas.
The recall involves hummus with use-by dates between April and June 2014, including the following products:
- 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 Listeria?
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning. Unlike most bacteria, Listeria grows under refrigerator temperatures and survives freezing. It is nearly impossible to eradicate from food processing facilities because it is so common.
Listeria Food Poisoning
Food poisoning with Listeria is most serious for young children, older adults, and pregnant women. Infections during pregnancy can lead to premature labor, miscarriage, or infection of the newborn, and 22% of third-trimester infections result in stillbirth or fetal death.
Symptoms of Listeriosis
Only a small percentage of people who eat food contaminated with Listeria develop symptoms. When symptoms appear, they are often signs of an invasive infection in the bloodstream or brain (meningitis and encephalitis). The symptoms of listeriosis may include:
- Sudden fever
- Flu-like symptoms
- Muscle pain
- Sometimes gastrointestinal (diarrhea, nausea)
- Miscarriage, premature birth, or stillbirth
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