Food Safety

Published on May 23rd, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan


7 Ton Hummus Recall from Trader Joe’s, Target

Hummus Recall

According to a release from the Food and Drug Administration, many hummus products sold at Trader Joe’s, Target and Giant Eagle are being voluntarily recalled due to a possible risk of listeria.

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.


The recall impacts 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


Although no illnesses has been reported, consumers 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 Standard Time 7 Days a week.

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is a former marketing consultant who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn her hand to creative non-fiction. Jennifer continues to write about sustainable food and wine, the intersection of food and marketing and food politics for and is the author of Greening Your Small Business (November 2009, Penguin Group (USA)). She was named one of The 16 Women You Must Follow on Twitter for Green Business. She has four kids, a dog, a hamster and an MBA - follow her on and .

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