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Hummus Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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July 18, 2019 -- Nearly 90 different hummus products sold under 10 different brands are being recalled by their manufacturer over concerns that they may be tainted with listeria bacteria.

Pita Pal Foods makes hummus for store brands such as Buc-ee’s, Fresh Thyme, Harris Teeter, Reasor’s, Roundy’s, Lidl, 7-Eleven, and Schnucks. The company also sells hummus under the Lantana, Hummus Hummus, and Pita Pal brands. The products affected by the recall have “Use By” dates of late July and August 2019.

The company says equipment at its manufacturing facility has tested positive for listeria bacteria. The bacteria has not been found in its finished product, and so far, no illnesses have been linked to these products.

Listeria can cause serious or even deadly infections in young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people who have weakened immunity. Even healthy people can have short-term symptoms like stomach pain, fever, and diarrhea.

Consumers who have purchased these products -- see the full list here -- should return them to the store where they bought them for a full refund.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on July 18, 2019

Sources

FDA: “Company Announcement: Pita Pal Foods, LP Recalls Various Hummus and Dips Due to Possible Health Risk.”

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