Trader Joe’s hummus recall due to listeria contamination


After the Sabra hummus product recall, another brand of the chickpea dip has been recalled for possible Listeria contamination.

According to the FDA, Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus and Trader Joe’s White Bean and Basil hummus were recalled in eight states, including Washington.

The bacteria was found on a sample of finished hummus. Other products made on the same equipment were also recalled for precaution, reports.

Listeriosis is a potentially fatal foodborne illness: some healthy people might have no symptoms at all, but it can turn into life-threatening meningitis in children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. Early symptoms to watch for are fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, and muscle aches.

Mediterranean Hummus: Look for a “use by” date before Dec. 15.

White Bean & Basil: Look for a “use by” date before Dec. 15.

All potentially contaminated products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed.

Consumers should discard the product and if recently purchased should return the product to stores and get a full refund immediately.

Customers with questions may contact Bakkavor Foods at (855) 312-7504, Monday through Friday 8:00P.M. – 5:00P.M. PST.


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