Trader Joe’s has announced a recall for two kinds of hummus over potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed 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?
December 2, 2016 – Both Trader Joe’s products being recalled — Mediterranean Hummus and White Bean & Basil Hummus — were made by Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc., according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
The hummus was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in California, Washington, Texas and other states. Affected products contain “use by” dates up to and including Dec. 15, 2016, and a plant identification code “C.”
The potential for contamination was detected after tests revealed the presence of listeria in products manufactured on the same equipment. Bakkavor has identified the source and removed affected products from store shelves, according to the FDA. If you purchased hummus affected by this recall, you should discard it immediately or return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund.
Last week, Sabra Dipping Company issued its own hummus recall after it found listeria at one of its processing plants. The products were distributed to retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada, and have a “Best Before” date up through January 23, 2017.
Listeria infection, or listeriosis, is a foodborne illness that typically affects children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. However, in rare cases otherwise healthy adults can become infected as well. 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
Do I Have a Trader Joe’s Hummus 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 Trader Joe’s hummus recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got a listeria infection from Trader Joe’s hummus, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.