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Popular brand of hummus recalled over Listeria concerns

Pit Pal Foods, a hummus company housed out of Houston, has recalled almost 100 products due to a possible Listeria “contamination”. Listeria is a bacteria that can cause listeriosis, and a listeriosis infection could lead to death.

Pit Pal Foods voluntarily recalled products created between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019. The decision was made after Listeria moncytogenes was detected during a routine U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Listeriosis is especially concerning for “pregnant women and their newborns, adults 65 or older and people with weakened immune systems,” according to the ABC News report. The Centers for Disease Control tracks listeriosis infections, and their statistics show that more than 1,500 people contract the infection each year, with over 250 of those dying.

For what it’s worth, Pit Pal Foods said that “Listeria monocytogenes was not found in any of the finished products”, and there were no illnesses reported due to consumption of the recalled hummus. If you purchased the hummus in question, Pit Pal Foods asks that return it to your grocer for a full refund.

To read the ABC News report in full, click here:

For Pit Pal Foods’ complete list of the recalled hummus products, click here: