Pita Pal Foods Recalls Hummus & Dips
Published 2nd August 2019, 10:50am
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) advises the public that Pita Pal Foods, Houston, Texas has recalled some of its hummus products. The recall is due to the likelihood that the products may be contaminated with the Listeria bacterium.
Brand names of hummus affected by the recall include: Lantana, Buccee’s, Fresh Thyme, Harris Teeter, Hummus Hummus, Pita Pal, Lidl, Reasor’s, Roundy’s, Schnucks and 7-Select. Expiry dates range from 25 July 2019 through to 18 September 2019 and, in some cases, 01 January 2020.
DEH Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) have contacted all local wholesalers and supermarkets to ensure that they do not offer the affected products for sale to the public.
Pita Pal Foods asserts that there have not been any reported illnesses associated with the recall and it has recalled the product out of an abundance of caution.
DEH urges members of the public, to refrain from using the affected products and properly dispose of them or return any unopened packages to the place of purchase.
DEH also encourages those who feel they have become ill from the consumption of any of these items, to contact their medical provider immediately.
Listeria can cause severe infections in young children, seniors and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Listeria often experience fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea abdominal pain and diarrhoea.
For further information visit the FDA web site or use the link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/pita-pal-foods-lp-recalls-various-hummus-and-dips-due-possible-health-risk-0