Just a few weeks after the massive recall of the Sabra hummus, Trader Joe’s, another large grocery chain, issued a voluntary recall of two hummus products because they might have been contaminated with listeria.
The recall was announced on Thursday, and it includes the White Bean & Basil and the Mediterranean hummus with the Use By date before and on December 15. It is worth mentioning that both products were produced by the same plant.
Customers should look at the package’s bottom to see if the “C” code is stamped because that would mean the product is included and the recall and must not be consumed.
- Consumers are urged to discard or return the recalled products to any of the company’s market where they will receive a refund.
- For additional info or other questions related to the recall, customers can reach a company’s representative at 626-599-3817, from Monday to Friday.
- Other hummus products with the “J” code are not included in the recall because they were produced in a different plant.
Although Trader Joe’s recall is the latest, Sabra issued a massive recall last month. Also, Taylor Farms issued another recall containing Sabra Hummus, including the Hummus Bistro Boxes and the Taylor Farms Veggies with Use By dates from November 11 to December 1; and Hummus Snack Trays and Schnucks Vegetable with Use By dates of November 18 or November 23.
The hummus was sold in 23 states, Florida included. Concerning Trader Joe’s current recall, the officials announced that Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips is not included in the recall.
Listeria monocytogenes is a dangerous bacterium which can trigger flu-like symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, muscle aches, and fever. In the worst cases, the infection attacks the patient’s nervous system causing confusion, severe headaches, neck stiffness, and even coma.
Those most at risk are seniors, kids, and people with weak immune systems. Also, listeria can cause miscarriages in pregnant women. These bacteria are some of the few that can survive at freezing temperatures, and that is why they are often found in ice cream or frozen fruits and veggies. Therefore, the best way to make sure your food is safe to eat is to thoroughly cook it.
Image Source: Static Flickr