Penny’s Salsa company of Auburn, Washington has recalled all of its hummus products due to the concern that it may be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.
The hummus products including Creamy Original, Garlic, Hummus De Gallo and Roasted Red Pepper with a use-by date of July 13 through 25 should be returned to the store where it was purchased for a refund. The hummus products were sold at QFC stores in Washington and Oregon.
Listeriosis can cause a central nervous system infection. It is especially dangerous to pregnant women, young children, the elderly and those with an compromised immune system. Symptoms include muscle aches and fevers as well as gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhea. Infection in pregnant women can cause a miscarriage, a stillbirth or cause premature delivery.
So far, no illness has been linked to the product.
The Listeria monocytogenes is prevalent in the environment but the primary way in which infection is spread is through food products and is most often found in soft cheeses and unpasteurized milk. However, most recently, there was a deadly outbreak linked to cantaloupes from Colorado and 23 people died as a result of the infection and more than 166 became ill.
If you think you have become ill because of a foodborne illness, you should contact your doctor or local health department.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have become seriously ill due to foodborne illness and the family of those who have died.