SOURCE: Lansal

May 19, 2014 18:40 ET

Lansal, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Hummus & Dip Products Due to Possible Health Risk

SPRINGFIELD, MA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2014) - Prepared Foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc.( d.b.a Hot Mama's Foods), announced today that as a precaution it is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes, an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Lansal, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at the same facility and distributed to both wholesalers and retailers during the same time. These include the following products that are packaged in plastic containers:

UPC   Item   Use By Dates   Affected Areas
85239233405   Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 10oz.   JUN/11/2014   National
8968630 01823   Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 2lb. (Non-retail item; Ingredient item used in SuperTarget store production of 2 items, Archer Farms Mediterranean Veggie Hummus Wrap and Archer Farms Hummus Veggie Snacker)   JUN/11/2014   National
85239233498   Target Archer Farms Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade 17 oz.   JUN/9/14 & JUN/12/14   National
85239233481   Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping 17 oz.   JUN/12/2014   National
30034065881   Giant Eagle Chipotle Hummus 8oz.   MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14   Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.
30034064747   Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus 8oz.   MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14   Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.
988582   Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus 8oz.   APR/28/14 & APR/29/14 & MAY/9/24   Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (Southern), Washington
435451   Trader Joe's 5 Layered Dip Small 11.5oz.   APR/15/2014   Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin
274043   Trader Joe's 5 Layered Dip Large 24oz.   APR/15/2014   Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin
8968630 01410   Tryst Yellow Lentil Hummus with Sunflower Seeds & Apricots 10oz   Only Products with the following Lot Codes:
USE BY JUN/10/14 E Time stamp & USE BY JUN/12/14 E Time Stamp
  Midwest & Pacific Northwest regions of United States

The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus (10 ounce) by the Texas Department of Health. No illness has been reported.

Lansal, Inc. has contacted all impacted retail customers and distributors instructing them to remove all affected product from sale and is working with the appropriate agencies including state Departments of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and local authorities.

Consumers who have purchased the above hummus products are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free (877) 550-0694 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Eastern Daylight Time 7 Days a week.

Contact Information

  • Consumer Inquiries:
    (877) 550-0694 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Eastern Daylight Time 7 days a week

    Media Inquiries:
    Mark Kretzinger
    (847) 288-9183 ext. 113