Bakkavor Foods is recalling two types of Trader Joe’s Hummus because it may be contamianted with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.
The recalled products are Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus with SKU number 90642 and Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus with SKU number 91107. The “USE BY” date codes for these products are up to and including 12/15/2016. The products are in 16 ounce plastic tubs with the SKU numbers on the top labels. The date codes are on the bottom of the tubs, along with the plant identification code “C.”
Products with the plant identification code “J” were made in a different facility and are not affected by this recall. Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips (SKU number 97136) is not part of this recall.
The White Bean and Basil Hummus (SKU 91107) ONLY was sold in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The White Bean & Basil Hummus AND the Mediterranean Hummus (SKU 90642) was sold in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.
If you purchased either of these products, do not eat them. Throw them away or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to kill any remaining bacteria.
If you ate these products, monitor yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. Symptoms of an infection include high fever, muscle aches, neck stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery and infection in newborns. If you do get sick, see your doctor.