Pine Nut Hummus Products Recalled Because of Potential Listeria Contamination
Serious—sometimes fatal—infections can be caused by the organism
House of Thaller has issued a recall of 10-ounce packages of its Hummus with Pine Nut Topping because one of its ingredients may be contaminated by listeria.
Listeria can cause serious—even fatal—infections in young children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems.
The hummus products are packaged in 10-ounce clear, round plastic cups with either a clear or colored plastic lid. The lot code—which will start with a USE BY date followed by the letter E and a seven-digit code—can be found on top of the lid. They were distributed across the country by various grocery retailers from April 18, 2017 until June 13, 2017 and in Canada on April 20, 2017.
For a full list of the affected UPCs, expiration dates, and lot codes, see the official U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release.
To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this incident. Anyone in possession of the affected hummus products should not consume it but should instead contact the company.
Listeria can cause serious—sometimes fatal—infections in young children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms, including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
For more information, consumers can reach House of Thaller at (855) 215-5142.