There’s some bad hummus among us.
Several different varieties of hummus and dips sold at Target and Giant Eagles stores have been recalled due to concerns they could contain a bacteria that causes listeria.
Massachusetts prepared foods manufacturer Lansal Inc., also known as Hot Mama's Foods, announced the voluntary recall of the more than 14,860 pounds of its products earlier this week.
Possibly affected are the following Target Archer Farm products: 10-ounce traditional hummus; Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping and Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade, both 17 ounces; and the hummus used in SuperTarget store’s Archer Farms Mediterranean vegetarian hummus wrap and the hummus veggie snacker.
Target locations nationwide and Giant Eagle stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland are under the recall.
Dips and hummus sold in some Trader Joe's stores in the Midwest also might have been affected.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Short-term symptoms in healthy adults include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.