Hummus Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Time to check the fridge - three brands of hummus with pine nut topping have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. 

The 10 ounce packages of hummus with pine nuts are being recalled because the pine nuts supplied by Hudson Valley Farms Inc found the bacteria within its production facility. The products were distributed nationwide through various grocery outlets - including WalMart - between April 18th, 2017 and June 13, 2017. 

House of Thaller, a Knoxville, TN company intiated the recall after Hudson Valley Farms notified them that the pine nuts were potentially contaminated with the bacteria. According to the recall posted on the FDA's website: 

Routine sampling of a different item produced by the supplier for a different company revealed positive Listeria Monocytogenes findings. HVF, Inc. is recalling all products made in their facility during the time of the potential contamination.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune system.s 

Healthy individuals may suffer short-term systems including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths for pregnant women. 

So far, no illnesses have been reported related to the hummus recall. According to the recall, the 

People can find whether their product has been potentially contaminated by checking the lot code printed on the top of the cup. The lot code will begin with "USE BY" date followed by a "W" and a 7 digit code. You can compare that code to the table below with the recall list. 

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