Trader Joe’s recalls hummus products over potential listeria contamination

WASHINGTON — Two varieties of Trader Joe’s brand hummus are being recalled over possible listeria contamination.

Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus and Trader Joe’s White Bean and Basil Hummus, with use by dates up through and including “12/15/16,” plant identification code C and sold in specified states, have the potential to be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. One of the states the products were sold is Virginia.

The store’s hummus producer Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. issued the voluntary recall of the product. L. monocytogenes is an organism that can cause listeriosis, a serious infection characterized by fever muscle aches, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

The affected products have been removed from the stores. Consumers who bought the affected products should discard them or return them to any Trader Joe’s stores for a full refund.

Last November, Sabra recalled some of its products over listeria contamination.

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