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Hummus Sold at Target, Trader Joe's Recalled

No listeria related illness were reported as of Thursday



    Hummus Sold at Target, Trader Joe's Recalled
    The FDA announced a nation-wide recall that affected nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus Thursday, May 22, 2014 after a the potential for a possible listeria contamination was found in Texas.

    Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products, including some sold at Target and Trader Joe's, were recalled Thursday due to concerns of a possible listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination, according to the FDA.

    The bacteria causes serious and sometimes fatal infections in vulnerable people, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

    Prepared Foods manufacturer, Lasal, Inc. was voluntarily participating in the recall after the potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus by the Texas Department of Health.

    A complete list of the products that were recalled and where they were distributed is available on the FDA’s website.

    Short-term symptoms of listeria infection included: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the FDA. Officials also warned that it could cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

    Vunerable people included: young children, frail or elderly people, and other with weakened immune systems.

    No listeria related illnesses were reported as of Thursday.

    Officials urged anyone who may have bought the product to dispose of it or return it to the store of purchase for full refund.

    For further information call 877-550-0694.