The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall for 3 brands of hummus that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe food poisoning illness.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating hummus, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
June 21, 2017 – According to an FDA Recall Notice issued Monday, the following hummus products are being recalled for potential listeria contamination:
- Marketside Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts
- Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus with Pine Nuts
- Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut and Herb Topping
Knoxville, Tennessee-based House of Thaller has voluntarily recalled certain batches of 10-ounce containers after one of the company’s suppliers warned that its ingredients could be tainted with listeria.
Affected products were distributed to grocery stores across the U.S. between April 18 and June 13, and in Canada on April 20.
Anyone who purchased hummus affected by the recall should discard it immediately or contact House of Thaller for information about how to get a refund. You can also check the product’s 7 digit use-by code that starts with a W on the FDA’s website.
Listeria infection, or listeriosis, mainly affects pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and adults with compromised immune systems. However, in some cases patients without these risk factors may develop the infection. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis include:
- Muscle aches
If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or changes in alertness
- Loss of balance
To date, no listeria infections or other illnesses have been associated with the hummus recall.
Do I Have a Hummus Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hummus recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed a listeria infection from recalled hummus, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.