SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Trader Joe’s has removed two brands of hummus from its shelves and issued a warning to customers after the manufacturer issued a recall because of possible contamination with the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium.

The supermarket chain said the recall involved Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus and Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus.

The recalled hummus has a “USE BY” dates up through and including 12/15/16. The ID number on the button of the container also is followed by the plant identification code of “C”. The packages also bear the SKU codes of 90642 and 91107.

The company said Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips (SKU #97136) is NOT part of this recall.

Store officials said all potentially affected products had been removed from store shelves and destroyed.

They said consumers not to eat any of the Mediterranean Hummus or White Bean & Basil Hummus with the specified plant identification and date codes.
The chain urge customers to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

If you have any questions, you may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time].

Listeria monocytogenes bacterium primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected.

Symptoms can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.

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