Miami-Dade County

Trader Joe’s recalls two flavors of hummus because it might have Listeria

Aaron Almendares-Berman (left) and Helaine Goodner (right) look through Trader Joe's cheese selection on Friday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Pinecrest.
Aaron Almendares-Berman (left) and Helaine Goodner (right) look through Trader Joe's cheese selection on Friday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Pinecrest. Miami Herald File

Grocery chain Trader Joe’s has issued a recall of two kinds of hummus for fear it may be contaminated by Listeria, a bacteria that causes severe illness.

On Thursday, the company announced the recall of its Mediterranean and White Bean & Basil Hummus with “use by” dates up through and including Dec. 15 that came from one of the suppliers’ plants. The recalled products have the letter “C” stamped on the bottom of the tub where one finds the “use by” date.

All affected products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed, according to Trader Joe’s.

“If you purchased any of the Mediterranean Hummus or White Bean & Basil Hummus with the specified plant identification and date codes, please do not eat it,” reads a company statement. “We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.”

Trader Joe’s has several stores in South Florida, including one in Miami-Dade at 9205 S. Dixie Highway.

Anyone with questions can call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

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