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White Bean Hummus recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Hummus Gourmet is voluntarily recalling a limited number of white bean hummus with pine nuts products after being notified by an ingredient supplier that their pine nuts may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency's food safety office sent June 20.

The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, lead consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.

The following product is affected by this recall:

  • Lantana and Eat Well Embrace Life White Bean Hummus: UPC 8-96863-00143-4 with the following lot codes and "Best By" dates:
    • Lot Code W1704253 with "best by" date of June 29, 2017
    • Lot Code W1704254 with "best by" date of June 29, 2017
    • Lot Code W1704257 with "best by" date of June 29, 2017
    • Lot Code W1704274 with "best by" date of June 30, 2017
    • Lot Code W1704275 with "best by" date of June 30, 2017
    • Lot Code W1704365 with "best by" date of July 6, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705044 with "best by" date of July 15, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705045 with "best by" date of July 15, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705088 with "best by" date of July 18, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705201 with "best by" date of July 27, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705203 with "best by" date of July 27, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705207 with "best by" date of July 27, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705306 with "best by" date of Aug. 2, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705307 with "best by" date of Aug. 2, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705390 with "best by" date of Aug. 9, 2017
    • Lot Code W1705401 with "best by" date of Aug. 10, 2017
    • Lot Code W1706065 with "best by" date of Aug. 15, 2017

Listeria may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by these bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.

Questions about this recall can be directed to Customer Service at 855-215-5142 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT.

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