Trader Joe’s has voluntarily recalled two types of hummus due to a possible Listeria concern. The Mediterranean and White Bean & Basil Hummus are affected by the recall and were distributed in 30 different states, according to their website. The hummus “use by” date is up to and including 12/15/16, and the plant identification code is “C.” The company suggests if you have purchased the affected hummus to discard it or return it to a Trader Joe’s location for a refund. Consumers can contact the company directly with any questions or concerns.
Often when food products are recalled, it’s due to a contamination concern. Listeria monocytogenes can be very serious for small children, elderly and frail individuals. Usually, symptoms will only last a few days, but for some, it can be more serious and require medical attention. This means medical bills at the very least. Product liability laws are put in place to protect consumers from defective or dangerous products. The responsibility for ensuring that products are safe for consumer use and or consumption is that of the company. If a recalled product has caused you illness or injury, you may have grounds to take legal action.
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