CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Massachusetts-based specialty food manufacturer is recalling more than seven tons of its hummus, dips and other products due to possible contamination with listeria, a potentially dangerous food-borne bacterium.
The hummus and dips were distributed to Target and SuperTarget stores nationally under the Archer Farms label; Giant Eagle stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland under the Giant Eagle store label; and Trader Joe’s stores in Ohio and 27 other states under the Trader Joe’s store label.
Products include Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus, Archer Farms Mediterranean Veggie Hummus Wrap and Archer Farms Hummus Veggie Snacker, Giant Eagle Chipotle and Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus, and Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip, among others. For a full list of recalled products with sizes and expiration dates, check here.
Listeria can cause a potentially fatal infection and is particularly dangerous to older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC. Symptoms may include fever and muscle aches, GI symptoms, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.
The recalled products were produced by Hot Mama’s Foods. The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus (10 ounce) by the Texas Department of Health. No illness has yet been reported, according to the company.
If you think you’ve become ill from eating the recalled product, call your doctor. Consumers who have the recalled product should throw it away or return it for a refund. If you have questions about the recall, you can call Hot Mama’s Foods at 877-550-0694 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. eastern time 7 days a week.
You can also find more information about food safety from the FDA , or by calling 1-888-SAFEFOOD Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. eastern time.