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Hagee Foods Inc. dba Penny's Salsa Inc. Recalls Hummus Products Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Consumer:
(866) 797-2572
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 16, 2013 - Hagee Foods Inc. dba Penny's Salsa Inc., is recalling hummus products listed in the attached table because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The retail hummus products come in 8 oz. and 12 oz. clear plastic packages and were distributed to retail stores and food service accounts in Oregon and Washington with the Penny's Salsa, Tacoma Boys and Harbor Greens labels. The USE BY dates 7/13/2013-8/25/2013 are printed on the side of the top lid.

Vegetable trays 8 oz and Snack packs 8 oz, which include 1.5 oz plastic containers of creamy hummus labeled Made in the Pacific North West, are packaged in black plastic trays with clear plastic lids. These products were distributed in Oregon and Washington. The USE BY dates 7/13/2013-7/24/2013 are on the underside of these trays.

Hummus for foodservice is packaged in 25 lb. bulk boxes. USE BY dates 7/13/2013-8/25/2013 are printed on the master shipper labels. This product was distributed in Washington.

The above hummus products were shipped from 5/27/13 to 7/14/13. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 12 ounce containers of Hummus.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA, WSDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased any size of Penny's Salsa Hummus are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-797-2572.

UPC NumberProduct
7 49404 83061 4Penny's Garlic Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 90971 6Penny's Creamy Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 32368 0Penny's Hummus De Gallo 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 51848 2Penny's Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 91368 3Penny's Jalapeño Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 70200 3 Penny's Black Bean Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 80515 5Harbor Greens Black Bean Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80717 3Harbor Greens Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80313 7Harbor Greens Jalapeño Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80414 1Harbor Greens Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80616 9Harbor Greens Hummus De Gallo 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80212 3Harbor Greens Garlic Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90515 2Tacoma Boys Black Bean Hummus 8 oz (227 g)
7 49404 90414 8Tacoma Boys Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90313 4Tacoma Boys Jalapeño Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90717 0Tacoma Boys Sun Dried Tomato Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90212 0Tacoma Boys Garlic Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90616 6Tacoma Boys Hummus De Gallo 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 98020 3Vegetable tray 8 OZ. Ingredients: Carrot Sticks, Celery, Grape Tomatoes, Creamy Hummus
7 49404 30002 5Vegetable tray 8 OZ. Ingredients: Carrot Sticks, Pretzels, Grapes, Creamy Hummus
07494041923679Penny's Salsa Inc. Snack Pack w/Hummus Grapes, Carrots and Pretzels 8 oz
07494041923606Penny's Salsa Inc. Snack Pack w/Hummus Celery, Carrots, Tomato 8 oz
No UPCPenny's Salsa Creamy Original Hummus 25 LB

 

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