The Kane County Health Department is advising that Pita Pal Foods, LP of Houston, TX, has issued a voluntary recall of certain hummus products made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019, due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility (not in finished product) during an FDA inspection.
A full list of the affected products can be found at this FDA webpage. It’s a good idea to review the list because it includes 86 products produced by Pita Pal Foods.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date for these products. The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.
The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates. Pita Pal Foods urges consumers who have purchased the identified products to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 832-803-9295 or email email@example.com.
- Editor’s Note: The feature photo for this article is a generic image of hummus, not specifically the Pita Pal product.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release
Pita Pal Announcement by Trader Joe’s
|Pita Pal||Description||UPC||USE BY Date Code|
|Pita Pal Original Hummus||850157000688||07/28/19; 08/02/19;08/24/19|
|Pita Pal Original Hummus Pretzels||851570003775||07/27/19; 08/01/19; 08/17/19|
|Pita Pal Sesame Pine Nuts Hummus||850157000831||07/28/19; 08/02/19; 08/11/19; 08/17/19; 08/24/19|
|Pita Pal Hummus 4 Flavor Variety Pack||851570003904||
07/27/19; 08/02/19; 08/12/19; 08/16/19; 08/23/19
No illnesses have been reported to date and all potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves.
If you have purchased any of the Pita Pal Hummus product with the specified date codes, please do not eat it. Instead, we urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
SOURCE: Trader Joe’s website