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May232014

Hummus Recalled from Trader Joe's and Target for Possible Listeria Risk

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hummus products sold at Trader Joe's, Target, and Giant Eagle are being recalled as a result of a possible risk of listeria, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Food manufacturer Lansal will voluntarily recall approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip.

No illnesses were reported, according to officials, but the potential for contamination was discovered by the Texas Department of Health during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus.

[ CLICK HERE TO SEE A FULL LIST OF RECALLED PRODUCTS ]

Listeria monocytogenes, linked to the incident, can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, in young children, as well as the elderly.

Symptoms of related illness include stiffness, nausea, high fever, and severe headaches.

Individuals who purchased the affected products are urged to dispose of the food or return it to store locations for a full refund.


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