Trader Joe’s supplier recalls hummus
Carson, Calif.-based Bakkavor Foods USA, which manufactures private label hummus products for Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joe’s, said it is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus (SKU #90642) and Trade Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus (SKU #91107) with “use by” date codes up through and including Dec. 15, 2016. These products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Bakkavor stated.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA. 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.
The recalled products come in 16-ounce plastic tubs with SKU numbers printed on the top labels and “use by” date codes stamped on the bottom of the tubs along with the plant identification code “C,” the FDA noted on its website. For more information, see the FDA report at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm531359.htm.