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Over 7 Tons of Hummus & Dips Recalled Over Listeria Concerns


(WGGB) — Over seven tons of hummus are being recalled nationwide following concerns of listeria.

The FDA says that Lansal Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products because of a risk of Liseria infection.

Symptoms of being infected with Listeria include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pains and diarrhea.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young kids, the elderly, and those who may have weakened immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

The recall includes several items that were sold at Target stores nationwide:

  • Archer Farms Traditional Hummus, 10 oz. – UPC: 85239233405, Use by: JUN/11/2014
  • Archer Farms Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade, 17 oz. – UPC: 85239233498, Use by: JUN/9/2014 and JUN/12/2014
  • Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping, 17 oz. – UPC 85239233481, Use by: JUN/12/2014

A fourth Archer Farms item – Traditional Hummus in two pound containers – is also being recalled, but not sold in retail locations. It was used as an ingredient

Other products recalled were sold under the Trader Joe’s and Tryst labels, but according to the FDA, those items were not sold in New England.

Customers who have any of these products should not eat them and instead, dispose of them or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Anyone with questions can call (877) 550-0694 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. eastern, seven days a week.

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