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COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

Yorgo’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk

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Yorgo’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 15, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
December 29, 2017
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverage Safety
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Listeria
Company Name:
Yorgo's Foods, Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Yorgo's, Trader Joe's
Product Description:
Product Description
Hummus, tahini sauces, yogurt dips, more

Company Announcement

Yorgo’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and in unborn fetuses. 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 recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. A complete list of the recalled Yorgo’s Foods products and product photos can be found at the end of this Recall Notice. Most of the recalled products were distributed in 8, 12, 16 and 32 ounce plastic cups or 2 and 5 pound plastic bags.

These products should be discarded or returned to the grocery store where purchased for credit. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.
This issue was identified after routine FDA environmental sampling identified Listeria monocytogenes in the processing environment and in one sample of “Original Tahini Sauce”. Manufacturing of all foods has been voluntarily suspended while the FDA and company continue to investigate the source of the problem and eliminate it. During this time, we appreciate the patience of our loyal customers and consumers while we enhance our food safety program in cooperation with the FDA to again deliver tasty, wholesome and safe Greek-style foods.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-603-624-5830, M-F 9am- 4pm or go to the company website at https://www.yorgofoods.com/.
 

UPC # PRODUCT SIZE
7 56248 10002 5 ORIGINAL HOMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10008 7 VEGETABLE HOMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10015 5 GARLIC HOMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10016 2 ROASTED RED PEPPER HOMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10018 6 LEMON PEPPER HOMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10019 3 CHIPOLTE PEPPER HOMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10003 2 BABA GHANNOUJ 8 OZ
7 56248 10031 5 SUNDRIED TOMATO HOMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10032 2 GREEN OLIVE HOMMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10067 4 SPINACH HOMMUS AND ARTICHOKE 8 OZ
7 56248 10034 6 GARLIC AND CHIVE HOMMUS 8 OZ
7 56248 10004 9 GRAPE LEAVES 8 OZ
0078 7208 TRADER JOE’S CILANTRO & CHIVE YOGURT DIP  8 OZ 
0078 7239 TRADER JOE’S TAHINI SAUCE 8 OZ 
     
7 56248 10005 6 ORIGNAL HOMMUS 16 OZ
7 56248 10014 8 GARLIC HOMMUS 16 OZ
7 56248 10017 9 ROASTED RE PEPPER HOMMUS 16 OZ
7 56248 10006 3 BABA GHANNOUJ 16 OZ
     
7 56248 10010 0 ORIGINAL HOMMUS 32 OZ
     
7 56248 10016 2 PARTY TRAY RED PEPPER HOMMUS 2LB
     
7 56248 10049 0 YOGURT DIP CILANTRO & CHIVE 8 OZ
7 56248 10053 7 TZATZIKI 8 OZ
     
7 56248 10100 8 ORIGINAL HOMMUS  5 LB
7 56248 10057 5 TABOULE SALAD 5 LB
  VEGETABLE HOMMUS 5LB
  BABA GHANNOUJ 5LB
  GARLIC HOMMUS 5LB
  ROASTED RED PEPPER 5LB
  TAHINI SAUCE 5LB
  GRAPE LEAVES 5LB
  FALAFEL 5LB
  TZATZIKI 5 LB
7 56248 10068 1 CHICKPEA SALAD 5LB
7 56248 10069 8 BLACK BEAN SALAD 5LB
7 56248 10071 1 THREE BEAN SALAD 5LB
     
7 56248 10001 8 TABOULE SALAD 7 OZ
     
7 56248 10007 0 TABOULE SALAD 14 OZ
7 56248 10061 2 CHICKPEA SALAD 12 OZ
7 56248 10062 9 BLACK BEAN SALAD 12 OZ
7 56248 10063 6 THREE BEAN SALAD 12 OZ
7 56248 10064 3 VEGAN HOPPIN SALAD 12 OZ
     
7 56248 10097 1 PARTY TRAY  ORGINAL HOMMUS 2LB

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Company Contact Information

Consumers:
1-603-624-5830

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