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Hummus recalled over bacteria concerns

Posted May 20, 2014

— The maker of hummus sold under several brand names voluntarily recalled the product because of concerns about bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

About 14,680 pounds of hummus and dip products may contain Listeria monocytogenes, which may cause serious or fatal infections in children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may suffer fever, headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and other short-term symptoms from infection.

The products include hummus sold by Target under the Archer Farms label, Trader Joe’s, Giant Eagle and Tryst.

For a full list of products, visit the FDA website.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged not to eat it and to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call toll free 877-550-0694 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.


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