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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sesame Hummus Recalled Due to Listeria

Spokane Produce, Inc., of Spokane Washington is recalling approximately 59 lbs of Victor’s Sesame Hummus 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 following product is subject to the voluntary recall:
11oz labeled “Victor™ - Toasted Sesame Hummus” with UPC 6 09722 76501 5, best by 12/29/13.
The hummus was distributed to retail locations (Rosauers, Brewster Market, SuperOne) in Washington and Montana.
Listeria Species were discovered during routine testing of the newly released product. The listeria test utilized is an indicator of several species of listeria and does not specifically indicate listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who have purchased Victor™ - Toasted Sesame Hummus are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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