Hummus company recalls nearly 100 varieties over Listeria contamination


(JTA) — A hummus company is recalling almost 100 varieties of its chickpea dip that may be contaminated with Listeria.

Houston-based Pita Pal Foods announced on Monday that it was issuing a voluntary recall of a number of spreads made between May 31 and June 25. The products have been shipped throughout the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Bacteria was discovered at the production factory but not in the final product as part of an inspection by the Food and Drug Administration, the statement said. No illnesses have been reported as a result of the hummus. Its hummus is sold under various brand names, including Harris Teeter, Lantana and Reasor’s.

According to its website, “We pride ourselves in making each container of food from scratch, and operate under strict Organic, Kosher (click here for more about Kosher), as well as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines.”

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