Two varieties of Trader Joe’s hummus distributed in eight states are being recalled for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne infection.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved had food poisoning symptoms after eating hummus, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: Hummus Sold at Walmart, Giant Eagle Recalled for Listeria Contamination
June 21, 2017 – FDA has announced a recall for 3 brands of hummus topped with pine nuts that may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes. Affected products include Marketside Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts, Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus with Pine Nuts, and Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut and Herb Topping.
What’s the Problem?
December 2, 2016 – Products affected by the recall include Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus and Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus with USE BY dates through 12/15/16 and a plant identification code of C, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
“All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed,” Trader Joe’s said.
If you purchased hummus affected by this recall, you should discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a refund. Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s directly.
Last week, Sabra Dipping Company recalled its hummus over similar listeria concerns. Affected products were produced before Nov. 8 at a facility where listeria was identified; however, the bacteria has not been found in hummus samples that have been tested, according to the FDA.
Listeria food poisoning, or listeriosis, is a potentially deadly foodborne illness: some otherwise healthy people may have no symptoms at all, but it can turn into life-threatening meningitis in children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems.
Signs and symptoms of listeriosis include:
- Muscle aches
If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or changes in alertness
- Loss of balance
Can I Participate in a Class Action?
At this time, our attorneys have decided against filing a class action lawsuit over listeria infection cases associated with Trader Joe’s hummus. However, we are accepting potential individual claims on behalf of people who were sickened after eating the product.
We specialize in holding manufacturers accountable for selling contaminated food and failing to ensure the safety of their products. If we determine that you have a valid claim, you may be entitled to compensation to help with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Do I Have a Trader Joe’s Hummus Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Trader Joe’s hummus recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed a listeria infection from Trader Joe’s hummus, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.