A recall has been issued for the popular snack food hummus. The recall comes after the discovery that certain varities of the hummus which contain pine nuts may cause food born illness.
The hummus that is affected by the recall was produced by House of Thaller. The company has issued a recall for certain varities of their hummus after their supplier of pine nuts informed them that the pine nuts may have been contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
If food is contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, it can cause serious illness. Some of the symptoms of listerosis are headache, fever, muscle pain and confusion. Individuals who are pregnant, elderly or have a weakened immune system are at the highest risk of experiencing problems from listerosis. Young children are also at a higher risk of experiencing problems from listerosis.
The three brands of hummus that are affected by this recall are Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Markeside. All of the varities that are included in the recall were sold with pine nuts on top. The recalled hummus was distributed between April 18th and June 13th. For a complete list of the recalled hummus, you can go to the US Food and Drug Administration’s website.
If you have purchased hummus that you believe is included in the recall, you should not consume it and should dispose of it.
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