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Nearly 90 types of hummus recalled nationwide after listeria was detected

US hummus company recalls 90 varieties from stores nationwide and in the United Arab Emirates over fears of listeria contamination

  • Pita Pal Foods, LP, recalled 87 varieties of hummus from across the US and some shipped to the United Arab Emirates
  • Listeria was detected in the Houston, Texas plant, prompting a recall of 87 varieties 

Hummus shipped across the US and to the United Arab Emirates has been pulled from shelves over fears it contains Listeria.

Pita Pal Foods, LP, based in Houston, Texas, recalled 87 different types of hummus that were distributed in May and June after traces of bacteria were detected in the factory.

The company, one of the biggest hummus manufacturers in the country, produces a variety of blends for various brands – including edamame hummus for Lantana, roasted red pepper hummus for Harris Teeter, and a ‘hummus quartet’ for Lidl. 

Eighty-seven types of hummus produced in one Texas factory, shipped across the US and to the UAE, have been recalled over fears they could contain listeria (file image)

No illnesses have been reported, the FDA said in its advisory on Wednesday. 

But customers are urged to return or trash the product if they have it at home. 

Most people that catch listeriosis, caused by bacteria called listeria, will only experience mild symptoms, such as vomiting and diarrhea.

Other symptoms of the infection can include a high temperature, aches and pains, and chills.

More serious complications can develop in those with weakened immune systems, babies, the elderly and pregnant women.

Many foods can harbor listeria, but it is usually found in unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses and ready-to-eat foods, such as prepacked sandwiches. 

Listeria is widespread in the environment and can be found in raw food and soil, and in the droppings of many mammals, birds, and fish.


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