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7 tons of hummus recalled from Target, Trader Joe's

Posted by: Colleen Stoxen Updated: May 23, 2014 - 12:23 PM

About 15,000 pounds of hummus and other dips sold at Trader Joe's and Target were recalled Friday over concerns of listeria contamination.

Massachusetts-based Hot Mama's Foods voluntarily recalled the dips after the potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus by the Texas Department of Health, the company said in a statement.  

No illnesses have been reported. Listeria monocytogenes can cause infections in young children and elderly people. Symptoms can include fever, muscle ache, headache, stiff neck and confusion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Some of the affected products were shipped nationally and include 10-ounce and 2-pound containers of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus marked for use by June 11, and 8-ounce containers of Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus with April 28, April 29 and May 14 use-by dates. A full list of recalled products is on the Hot Mama's Foods website.

Hot Mama's Foods is urging customers who purchased the hummus to discard it or return it for a full refund.

--LOS ANGELES TIMES

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