Trader Joe's hummus recalled over listeria concerns
No illnesses confirmed, FDA says
ORLANDO, Fla. – Hummus sold at Trader Joe's is being recalled because of potential concerns about listeria, the FDA announced Thursday.
Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus (SKU No. 90642) and Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus (SKU No. 91107) with "use by" date codes through and including 12/15/2016.
The products come in 16-ounce plastic tubs and have the plant identification code "C." The white bean and basil product was sold in Florida, officials said.
The FDA said the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
There have been no confirmed illnesses, officials said.
Products with the plant identification code "J" were produced in a different facility and are not affected by this recall. In addition, Trader Joe's Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips (SKU No. 97136) is not part of this recall.