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7 tons of hummus recalled for possible listeria contamination

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Food manufacturer Lansal has issued a voluntary recall of over seven tons of hummus due to concerns of listeria contamination.

Texas health officials said they identified possible contamination in Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus, prompting Lansal to recall many of its hummus products sold at Trader Joe’s, Target and Giant Eagle.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall affects more than 14,800 pounds of hummus and dip products, which are listed on the FDA website

So far, no illnesses have been reported in relation to the recall. Consumers who purchased one of the recalled products can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The listeria monocytogenes bacteria cause serious infection and even death in young people, elderly adults and those with compromised immune systems. Short-term symptoms of listeria among healthy adults may include high fever, severe headaches and abdominal pain.

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