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More Details Emerge in Pacific Northwest Hummus Recall

The Washington state-based company that issued a precautionary recall of some hummus products Sunday following a presumptive positive Listeria test has received confirmation that samples of its product indeed contained Listeria, and has issued a detailed list of the products it is recalling as a result.

Penny’s Salsa of Auburn, WA issued a recall out of an abundance of caution last weekend after it was notified by the WA Department of Agriculture that two samples from 12 oz. hummus containers sold at retail had tested presumptive positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

On Monday, the company received news that the Listeria tests were indeed positive, a representative told Food Safety News.

The company has now issued a full list of its recalled hummus products, which were distributed in Oregon and Washington as individual containers for retail sale, as part of vegetable trays and to foodservice providers between May 27, 2013 and July 7, 2013.

The retail hummus products come in 8 oz. and 12 oz. clear packages and are sold under the brand names of Penny’s Salsa, Tacoma Boys and Harbor Greens. These products are marked with a USE BY date of  7/13/2013 – 8/25/2013, which can be found on the side of the top lid.

The vegetable trays and snack packs are sold on 8 oz. play plastic trays with clear plastic lids. Inside the trays are a 1.5 oz. container of the recalled hummus labeled “Made in the Pacific North West.” The affected USE BY dates of  7/13/2013-7/24/2013 can be found on the bottom of the tray.

The recalled hummus for food service was distributed in Washington only in 25 lb. bulk boxes. USE BY dates of  7/13/2013-8/25/2013 can be found on master shipper labels.

The varieties of the recalled product and their universal product codes are listed below.

UPC Number

Product

7 49404 83061 4

Penny’s Garlic Hummus 12 oz (340 g)

7 49404 90971 6

Penny’s Creamy Hummus 12 oz (340 g)

7 49404 32368 0

Penny’s Hummus De Gallo 12 oz (340 g)

7 49404 51848 2

Penny’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 12 oz (340 g)

7 49404 91368 3

Penny’s Jalapeño Hummus 12 oz (340 g)

7 49404 70200 3

Penny’s Black Bean Hummus 12 oz (340 g)

7 49404 80515 5

Harbor Greens Black Bean Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 80717 3

Harbor Greens Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 80313 7

Harbor Greens Jalapeño Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 80414 1

Harbor Greens Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 80616 9

Harbor Greens Hummus De Gallo 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 80212 3

Harbor Greens Garlic Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 90515 2

Tacoma Boys Black Bean Hummus 8 oz (227 g)

7 49404 90414 8

Tacoma Boys Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 90313 4

Tacoma Boys Jalapeño Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 90717 0

Tacoma Boys Sun Dried Tomato Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 90212 0

Tacoma Boys Garlic Hummus 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 90616 6

Tacoma Boys Hummus De Gallo 8 oz (227g)

7 49404 98020 3

Vegetable tray 8 OZ.  Ingredients: Carrot Sticks, Celery, Grape Tomatoes, Creamy Hummus

7 49404 30002 5

Vegetable tray 8 OZ. Ingredients: Carrot Sticks, Pretzels, Grapes, Creamy Hummus

07494041923679

Penny’s Salsa Inc. Snack Pack w/Hummus Grapes, Carrots and Pretzels 8 oz

07494041923606

Penny’s Salsa Inc. Snack Pack w/Hummus Celery, Carrots, Tomato 8 oz

No UPC

Penny’s Salsa Creamy Original Hummus 25 LB

“Consumers who have purchased any size of Penny’s Salsa Hummus are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund,” says the company.

Production of the recalled hummus has been suspended while WSDA and Penny’s Salsa are investigating the source of the problem.

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