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Hummus recalled from Walmart, Target, HEB for Listeria risk

FDA reports supplier Hudson Valley Farms has ceased operations until the issue is resolved

Three brands of hummus with pine nut topping — including Walmart’s Marketside brand — are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes because the pine nuts were supplied by Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found the pathogen in its production facility. House of Thaller, a Knoxville, TN, company initiated the hummus recall… Continue Reading

7-Eleven sandwiches recalled because of Sabra listeria recall

Fresh deli sandwiches made by two different companies and distributed to 7-Eleven stores in 16 states are under recall because they contain Sabra brand hummus that has been recalled because inspectors found Listeria at a Sabra manufacturing plant. By the time the recalls for the sandwiches were posted with the Food and Drug Administration late… Continue Reading

Snack trays recalled because of Sabra hummus Listeria scare

Vegetable snack trays packaged under the Taylor Farms and Schnucks brands are being recalled because they contain hummus from Sabra Dipping Co. LLC that was recalled after inspectors found Listeria in a production facility. The only Taylor Farms or Schnucks products included in this recall are “Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Hummus Snack Trays,” respectively, according… Continue Reading

Tehina and hummus recalled in Israel for Salmonella contamination

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the country’s Ministry of Health say that tehina and hummus products sold to the army by Shamir Salads were contaminated with Salmonella. After finding “health anomalies” in samples from the salads, IDF returned the products to the company. Two other salad producers, Tsabar (Sabra) and Achla, also reported their products… Continue Reading

Sesame Gains Traction in Push for Food-Labeling Requirements

For the estimated 300,000 to 500,000 people in the United States who are allergic to sesame, the recently introduced Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015 comes as good news. Included in the act’s provisions, which primarily seek to give consumers easy-to-understand labels on food so they can make healthy choices, is Section 8, which would require… Continue Reading

Hummus Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use Peppo’s Foods brand Hommous due to Listeria monocytogenes. The product comes in 1-kg containers and includes the following codes: JL201404-8, JL201404-9, AU201412-13, AU201422-11, AU201422-12, AU201422-13,AU201422-14, AU201422-15, AU201420-13, AU201425-1, SE201404-5, SE201404-6,JL201418-8, JL201418-11, SE201408-7, SE201413-6, SE201413-7 Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased…. Continue Reading

Hummus, Dip Products Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Prepared foods manufacturer Lansal Inc. (doing business as Hot Mama’s Foods) of Springfield, MA, announced Monday that, as a precaution, it is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional… Continue Reading

Green Chile Hummus and Wraps Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

Falafel King of Boulder, CO, is voluntarily recalling 10-ounce containers of Hatch Green Chile Hummus and 8.5-ounce Hatch Green Chile Wraps because they may have been contaminated with Listeria. The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in certain areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Nebraska. The Hatch Green Chile Hummus comes in a… Continue Reading

Hummus Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Spokane Produce is recalling approximately 59 pounds of Victor’s Sesame Hummus due to concerns about possible Listeria Monocytogenes. The recalled product is labeled with UPC 6 09722 76501 5 and a best-by date of 12/29/13. The hummus was distributed to retail locations (Rosauers, Brewster Market, SuperOne) in Washington and Montana. No illnesses have been reported… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading