Prepared Foods manufacturer Lansal Inc. (doing business as Hot Mama’s Foods) 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.
Lansal is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at the same facility and distributed to both wholesalers and retailers during the same time. Recalled products include items sold through Target (Archer Farms brand), Trader Joe’s, and Giant Eagle.
Lansal has contacted all impacted retail customers and distributors instructing them to remove all affected product from sale and is working with the appropriate agencies including state Departments of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and local authorities.
Release Date: May 19, 2014