Voluntarily recalls were issued by two U.S. food companies this week. The recalls of walnuts and hummus dips were made in response of listeria detection in a sampling of the products, said the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.
A single 10-ounce container of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus was tested positive for listeria when inspected by the Texas Department of Health, the administration said.
Lansal Inc. known as Hot Mama’s Foods recalled about 14,860 pounds hummus and dips off the shelves, while Sherman Produce recalled 241 cases of bulk and packaged walnuts that were sold to retailers in Missouri and Illinois.
The recalls were made weeks after Wal-Mart settled lawsuits with the families of 23 people who died from a 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe grown at a Colorado farm and sold by the retailer.
Listeriosis is a foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can result in serious, even lethal, infections. The disease generally affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems. Infections can also cause miscarriage and stillbirths in pregnant women
The affected products include Target Archer Farms hummus products, Edamame Hummus, Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip and certain Giant Eagle hummus products sold in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.
No related illness has been reported till date.
The agency advised purchasers of the products to “dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.”
The Lansal consumer question line is 877-550-0694, and consumers can contact Sherman Produce at 314-231-2896.